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So what IS in Complete Peanuts 26

When Fantagraphics asked me to help make a 26th volume for the always-announced-as-25-volumes Complete Peanuts series, they were only looking for half a book of cartoon material, of Schulz Peanuts that hadn’t appeared in the daily strip and thus hadn’t been in the other 25 volumes. So I rounded up some …

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The leadership skills of the lad in the zig-zag shirt

Coming in in November is You’re a Leader, Charlie Brown. I’m not sure of the contents of this hardcover gift book from the publisher Simple Truths, but it’s sure to be inspirational material on leadership – that’s the topic that the publisher specializes in. Amazon thinks they know what the contents …

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Charlie Brown Valentine cover

Here’s the Robert Pope’s lovely cover for this December’s new adaptation of A Charlie Brown Valentine.

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Working Title, 2017

A “working title” is a title that is used for a work either when they’ve not yet come up with a final title, or when the final title is being kept secret. I suspect that the former is the reason why next March’s AMP Comics For Kids release is solicited as Peanuts …

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Adding a bit of adult color to the Peanuts world

Next April, the Peanuts kids will be brought into the world of adult coloring books with Posh Adult Coloring Book: Peanuts for Inspiration & Relaxation, which is described thusly: The beloved Peanuts characters are reimagined here in 63 fanciful coloring book spreads, interweaving many classic Peanuts themes, such as: Schroeder and …

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The best and the best, and friends of friends

Coming out on the same day in December are two board books, one named A Best Friend for Woodstock, and the other, A Best Friend for Snoopy. Is this a coincidence? Or are they linked somehow? Could it be that they go together… that it turns out that the unnamed best friend …

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Linus, visionary

There are some more kids storybooks coming up later this year. In August, we learn that Lucy Knows Best, with Kama Einhorn on adaptation and my occasional collaborator Robert Pope on the art. (For one of Robert’s non-Peanuts books, the About The Author section claims that he is a theologian at …

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The Washington Post looks at Seth and Complete Peanuts

The Washington Post gives a well due look at Seth and his efforts at bringing The Complete Peanuts together. He has done great things in establishing a usable, functional look to the series, and is now facing with the difficulties introduced with volume 26, which includes a lot of material …

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More Plastino Peanuts

It’s known that cartoonist Al Plastino was once hired to produce some Peanuts strips to be kept on file, even if there was some disagreement between Plastino’s recollection and other reasoning as to when this took place. Despite rumors that these strips were destroyed, a few have seen print in …

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Peanuts and Philosophy

Coming in November is Peanuts and Philosophy, a book of twenty essays exploring philosophical matters in or through Peanuts. I’d be a bit more excited if at this point this wasn’t an industry, doing “and Philosophy” books on any pop culture phenomenon. (Just as examples, the two editors of this have …