Not just a Peanuts book, THE Peanuts Book

Coming out this fall for the 70th anniversary of Peanuts is a 200 page hardcover that is titled simply The Peanuts Book. (There is a chance that I will have a very minor involvement in this book, so out of caution, I’m raising the ethics flag and just running the publisher’s promotional copy.)

Discover the enduring and nostalgic charm of Peanuts in this stunning anniversary book.

Celebrate 70 years of Peanuts with this treasure trove of charming stories and images. Explore rarely seen ephemera, including artwork, sketches, posters, merchandise, and even Christmas decorations from Peanuts’s official archives. Created in full collaboration with Peanuts Worldwide, this luxurious guide is a visual celebration and a book to keep. Every page is an exhibition.

Delve deeper into the iconic comic strips and artwork of creator Charles M Schulz. Discover his enduring legacy, Peanuts’s worldwide appeal, and behind-the-scenes techniques and quotes. Explore the history of this biographical, and constantly relevant, comic strip. Meet the characters and chart their changes through the decades. Travel to school, camp, and even to outer space with Apollo 10. This is the perfect gift for fans of Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus, that little yellow bird Woodstock, and, of course, everyone’s favorite beagle: Snoopy!

Also coming out for the 70th anniversary is a “repackaged” edition of Chip Kidd’s book of Peanuts material images Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts. You can read my review of the original, 65th Anniversary edition of this book here.

The previous packaging.

Comic book Peanuts
Peanuts “graphic novel” covers

We now have cover images for the first two of the new Peanuts Graphic Novel series, which collects previously-published comic book material with the addition of a new story in each volume. Snoopy Soars to Space ships next January, with Adventures with Linus and Friends! following in March; both are …

Animated Peanuts
New Peanuts comics anthologies

Coming next year are new anthologies of Peanuts comics stories. Each anthology includes a mix of Schulz strips, stories from the Peanuts comic books, and one new tale. (The solicitation uses the term “graphic novel short stories”, which is a fingernails-on-the-chalkboard term for those of us who recognize “graphic novel” …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming Schulz book?

As I just had to report to Amazon, I am reasonably confident that Charles M. Schulz has not returned to life simply to write an Italian book on making slime. 40 SHARES Share Tweet this thing Follow the AAUGH Blog