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Reprints… exciting and new!

The wavy lines on the cover of the upcoming rerelease of the classic Peanuts gift book Security is a Thumb and a Blanket make me think of the ocean. Which then makes me see the circular logo space as a porthole. Which, in turn, makes me view the entire cover as …

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The writer of BE MORE CHARLIE BROWN is…

…it’s me. I’m writing Be More Charlie Brown, the follow-up to Be More Snoopy, which I also wrote. I doubt many of you are surprised. I’m sorry that I had to be circumspect earlier, but as the author name was not part of the metadata that the publisher had issued …

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Product

Now, these four figures would be worth three figures.

I stumbled across the 1959 Baltimore newspaper ad for some of the Hungerford figurines, the original Peanuts toys. Don’t let what looks like a low price fool you– in today’s dollars, the four of them would cost you about $70. (Which, to be fair, is about what you would pay …

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Upcoming releases

Be More Charlie Brown

DK Publishing, the publishers of my book Be More Snoopy, have announced a May release for another book in their popular Be More… series, Be More Charlie Brown. The volume is described thusly: A humorous and thoughtful pocket-size guide to living life your own way, inspired by Charlie Brown, the most philosophical member …

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Classified Peanuts

If you’ve read a lot of Peanuts reprint books, you’ve probably at some point read the June, 1962 storyline where Linus’s blanket got turned into a kite, which in turn got carried away by the winds. You may even have seen this panel: That panel showed up the in the …

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Why your shipments are rescheduled

If you pre-order books from Amazon like I do, you may recently have gotten some messages letting you know that the book has been rescheduled and will arrive later than originally planned. While this is something that always happens to some extent (planning for the future is an imperfect science), …

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Upcoming releases

Cover reveal: Hug a Tree, Snoopy!

We have a cover for the upcoming kids storybook book Hug a Tree, Snoopy!, which is available for preorder.

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Snoopy, in sack cloth and with rumpled hair, thinking "unclean! unclean! unclean! unclean!"
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The Unmasked Marvel (yes, I did use this title in the past week)

The current debate about health and masking has brought in some interesting players. One famed TV preacher has suggested that G-d would not want you to wear a mask, because then he can’t hear your prayers. Which seems an odd thing to say about G-d (and creates a great way …

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New releases

Review: Snoopy Says “Good Night”

  Hallmark has dipped its toe into the Peanuts cloth book market with Snoopy Says “Good Night”, an edge-of-your-seat thriller in which Snoopy says good night to Charlie Brown, Sally, Linus, Lucy, and (SPOILER WARNING) you. And they really pump up that last one, because on the left of the spread …

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New releases

Review: The Legend of Blackbeagle the Pirate

Hallmark has come out with a new hardcover storybook, The Legend of Blackbeagle the Pirate. This volume is very much a follow-up to last year’s The Adventures of the Candy Crusader, with again being focused on characters that Snoopy and Woodstock choose to play on Halloween, again with rhyming text by …

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