Quick little catch-up notes

Upcoming releases

We have a content image for that Peanuts Inspiration Deck

…a box image for the board book set Snoopy’s Joyful Collection

…a cover for the Christmastime is Here fill-in book…

…and though it’s been available for a while, I gotta say that I like this color scheme on the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1987-1988.

Newly added to the AAUGH.com Reference Library is Snoopy: Poisson D’Avril (that’s April Fool’s Day.) Published by Dargaud in 1990, this hardcover has 46 pages of strips from the mid-1970s, with either five dailies or one Sunday per page, all in color. This isn’t a big find for me; I’m not completist on foreign books, and I already had some from this Dargaud run. Still, if it’s a Peanuts book I don’t have and it’s only five bucks including shipping, I am apt to pick it up. (That is actually a dangerous attitude to take. This run of books is numbered — this one is 18 — and while I already have five others in this run, the highest-numbered is #96, so five bucks a pop could cost me hundreds!)

And if you want something cool and Snoopy but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars, the Snoopy car (the one with Snoopy on his doghouse, which is on a chassis with an engine, first issued in 2014 and rereleased since) is in this year’s Hot Wheels releases — and it’s a standard release, the sort of thing that one can often get for under $2 at the supermarket.

 

Upcoming releases
Peanuts books to buy, and a free one

We’ve got a few more books listed as coming up later this year. There’s no surprise that we’re getting the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994, and with it, the box set of 1991-1994. After all, these have been coming out like clockwork, and 2025 should bring us the …

Upcoming releases
Mostly recycled Peanuts books

There are some new Peanuts titles showing up in the pipeline. I don’t have covers yet, but the books are simple to explain. Welcome Home, Franklin! adopts the new TV special that will hit Apple TV+ on the 16th. Here’s to You Charlie Brown and You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming collections

Coming in May is Five Funny Snoopy and Charlie Brown Stories!, a compilation of the previously-released kids storybooks Let’s Go to the Library!; Time for School, Charlie Brown; Snoopy and Woodstock; Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon!; and Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! We now have a cover for the …