Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos

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For those who like intellectual, analytical takes on Peanuts, next year will bring Blockheads, Beagles, and Sweet Babboos: New Perspectives on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, and university press book. The author, Michelle Ann Abate, is an Ohio State University professor who has released a healthy number of books on the topics of comics, kid lit, and queerness, often in combination. In this book, she takes a character by character approach of digging deep and finding what runs underneath the strip. This volume is being released in both paperback and hardcover.

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Candidate Snoopy

The promotion of “Snoopy for President” dates back to at least 1961 (possibly earlier, I don’t have great reference on it.) The idea is not limited to US presidential election years, but it does tend to swell then. There was not only merch but newspaper articles on it in 1968. …

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Coming to America

Remember a few months back when I got that manga biography of Schulz and it made me really happy, even thought I couldn’t read it? Well, that may be in for a change, because coming in October is Manga Biographies: Charles M. Schulz, The Creator of Snoopy and Peanuts. I …

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Chef Snoopy is coming

Weldon Owen must be doing okay with their series of Peanuts cookbooks, because yet another one is one the way. Chef Snoopy Cookbook is aimed at kids, and includes a range of recipes for various meals and snacks. Unlike with at least some of their previous efforts, this time they’re …