for the top shelf of the Reference Library

The latest addition to the Reference Library is this 1970 volume from Norway. It reprints about a hundred Sunday strips in black and white. I’ve known about this book for years, having seen a copy at the Research Center at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. I even wrote about it in my article on odd Peanuts books in Hogan’s Alley magazine (an expanded version of which is available here.) I was glad to finally get it, because I had not previously had a book in Norwegian… but I will admit that I was willing to pay just a little more for it for a purely juvenile reason.

Norwegian Peanuts cover

Remember to stop by and see me at Comic Con in San Diego later this week. About Comics, booth 5436, in the Independent Press Pavilion.

New releases
How the AAUGH Blogger sometimes misses books

I put some effort into getting all the Peanuts books released in the United States… yet sometimes I miss one. For example, I missed this deluxe songbook that came out last year. How did I miss this? Well, even though it was not distributed through the normal book distribution routes, …

Classic finds
Milky Way

The latest addition to the Reference Library is this 1957 Milky Way ad. It’s in Schulz’s Peanuts style, but doesn’t use Peanuts characters. Why didn’t they use Peanuts? Because then it’d be Snickers!   Hey, if it was your blog, you’d tell your own bad jokes! 40 SHARES Share …

Harder to find Peanuts media

I was in Costco today and I espied a Peanuts book… one which hadn’t been there just a few days ago when I was last there, yet one that they seemed down to their last copy of. (Perhaps there was another case of them stashed below the table, I don’t …