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The Complete Peanuts 1991-1994 Gift Box Set by Charles M. Schulz - Slipcase Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 15 Sep 2014 4:15 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1994 Gift Box Set by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

It's a Peanuts-filled day at the Fantagraphics office! We've got an exquisite slipcase box set for you from our Complete Peanuts hardcover collection. Volumes 21 and 22 are wrapped in a lovely, navy blue slipcase that will sit quite nicely alongside the rest of your Peanuts collection.

We're in our homestretch. There are just three volumes remaining of this comprehensive, chronological series collecting every single Peanuts strip that the famed and beloved Charles M. Schulz has penned. Volumes 21 and 22 span the years from 1991 through 1994, with introductions by Tom Tomorrow and Jake Tapper. For all of you Peanuts fans who have been faithfully collecting these books, we look forward to finishing this journey with you.

And then revisiting it all once more with the paperback editions!

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 Box Set [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz - Slipcase Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 15 Sep 2014 1:00 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Vols. 1-2) Gift Box Set [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

As mentioned last week, we've got the first boxed set of The Complete Peanuts Vols. 1-2, paperback edition, coming out in October along with the release of volume 2. These paperback volumes have been redesigned inside and out, including the slipcase cover for this first boxed set. It's like discovering Charles M. Schulz's work all over again!

The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2) [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz - First Look
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 12 Sep 2014 7:30 AM

The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2) [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2) [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz - Inside Page

The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2) [Softcover Ed.] by Charles M. Schulz - Inside Page

The second softcover volume of The Complete Peanuts, covering the years 1953 to 1954 of Charles M. Schulz's timeless comic strips, has landed on our desks for us to fondl—er, for us to review. This is the volume where Pigpen and his perpetual dust cloud join the cast—and where baby Linus acquires his iconic security blanket!

You can pre-order your paperback copy of The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2) here, or take a peek at our boxset of the first two volumes here. Even if you've been collecting the hardcover editions, these paperback collections make great gifts or to lend to the kids.

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol. 22) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 10 Sep 2014 3:45 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 (Vol. 22) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Gracing the cover for our newest volume of The Complete Peanuts is a rather morose-looking Peppermint Patty. This is volume 22 of our definitive collection of Charles M. Schulz's timeless work, with an introduction by CNN anchor and longtime Peanuts fan, Jake Tapper.

Each volume collects a full two years of strips, daily and Sunday, in crisp black & white. The Complete Peanuts Vol. 22 covers the years 1993-1994 and will also be available in a box set with Vol. 21 (1991-1992). Pre-order your copy now for an October delivery!

Snoopy's Thanksgiving by Charles M. Schulz - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under new releasesCharles M Schulz 29 Aug 2014 5:16 PM

Sometimes getting together with friends and family for Thanksgiving isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, as Snoopy learns when his brother Spike invites him to spend Thanksgiving in the desert, and things don’t quite work out as planned. At least it’s a change of pace for Snoopy, who spends most Thanksgivings with the ol’ supper dish (and one lonely one at the malt shoppe as Joe Cool). It’s also a tense time of year to be a bird who’s afraid of being mistaken for a turkey and roasted, and Woodstock copes with his anxieties in various ways, including by donning a disguise with Snoopy’s help. Meanwhile, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, and Franklin all get sick over their Thanksgiving vacation. Snoopy’s Thanksgiving is the perfect gift book for anyone whose idea of the holiday is more Charlie Brown than Norman Rockwell.

Snoopy’s Thanksgiving
by Charles M. Schulz

64-page black & white/spot color 5.75” x 5.75” hardcover • $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-778-9

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click the thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/snoopysthanksgiving




Labor Day Sale: 40% Off Select Titles
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Wilfred SantiagoTrina RobbinsTony MillionaireStephen Weissmansales specialsR Kikuo JohnsonPatrick RosenkranzMonte SchulzMiss Lasko-GrossMegan KelsoJordan CraneFredrik StrömbergEsther Pearl WatsonDaniel ClowesCrockett JohnsonChuck ForsmanCharles M SchulzCarol SwainBen Schwartz 28 Aug 2014 9:29 AM

2014 Labor Day Sale

As the leaves begin to turn shades of red and orange (or fall straight off and green depending on where you live), backpacks are dusted off in preparation for a new load of textbooks, and we move into fall, we figure you could use some cause for celebration. How about our Labor Day/Back-To-School Sale? We've got great titles of all-ages, young-adult, and non-fiction titles at a whopping 40% Off from Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st!

Batter Up, Charlie Brown! by Charles M. Schulz Chocolate Cheeks by Steven Weissman 21

For your wee ones, how about our gift-sized, baseball-themed Peanuts book, Batter Up, Charlie Brown? Or, for something a little cheekier, there's Steven Weissman's Chocolate Cheeks. For the baseball fans who want a bit more history mixed in, try 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago

Unlovable Unlovable 2 Caricature

School can be anything you make of it, especially you don't give a damn. For the guy or girl that knows everything, try Unlovable 1 and 2 by Esther Pearl Watson. She may only break wind and not hearts, but Tammy Pierce is unstoppable. For some short stories from all walks of life, ugly and less ugly, grab Daniel ClowesCaricature, often compared to to Nabokov for their complex naturalism and sense of humor.

Ghost World  Celebrated Summer Night Fisher
Is cutting class altogether a common memory for you? How about a classic Fantagraphics alternative comic, sure to win even the most jaded of hearts: Daniel ClowesGhost World (now in its 20th printing) is for you. Already have it? Try the male version of Ghost World, Celebrated Summer by Charles Forsman, that came out in 2014. Night Fisher by R. Kikuo Johnson also follows the teenage trail of growing up and growing apart.

Giraffes in my Hair Mess Everything The Squirrel Mother
Cutting class was too weak? You just dropped out all together? Damn, you might enjoy Giraffes in My Hair, a Jack Kerouac-style story lived by Bruce Paley and drawn by his partner, Carol Swain, all about the summer of '67. On the cusp of flunking out with a drug habit, A Mess of Everything by Miss Lasko-Gross, is an intense and raw look at her own high-school experience. If you're looking for more personal and semi-autobiographical comic stories look no further than The Squirrel Mother by Megan Kelso. It also contains stories about the idea of America and American history, such as a trilogy of short pieces about Alexander Hamilton.

Rebel Visions Pretty in Ink Daniel Clowes Reader
If history is your school-time jam, then grab a copy of Rebel Visions by Patrick Rosenkranz, a history of the alternative cartoonists. Want something even more focused?  A history of women cartoonist will suit you just fine in Pretty In Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1896-2013 by Trina Robbins. Or the Daniel Clowes Reader, featuring most of Clowes' work and papers on the overriding motifs and themes.  

Black Images in the Comics  American
Consider some new books about comics as an assignment for a graded discussion. Black Images in the Comics by Fredrik Strömberg walks through comics, old and new, to enlighten the audience about the hideous caricatures racism produces so that we may never stray there again. Best American Comics Criticism compiled by Ben Schwartz features the best essays on comics from Chris Ware on Rodolphe Töpffer, Dan Clowes on Mad's Will Elder, The Daily Show's John Hodgman on Jack Kirby and more!

Clouds above Barnaby 1 Sock Monkey Treasury

For those who wish to rise above it all and forget that school ever existed, The Clouds Above is an all-ages full-color romp with a boy and his cat by Jordan Crane. Meanwhile, Barnaby by Crockett Johnson plays with some imaginary creatures including his fairy godfather. Or for something that feels a bit older, more Victorian The Sock Monkey Treasury by Tony Millionaire is for you.

The Last Rose of Summer 
Finally a little prose by Monte Schulz, the novel The Last Rose of Summer. With the Great Depression looming, three strong-minded women related by marriage form an uneasy household in a Southern town.

So clean up on some comics to read while the kids are out at school or to distract you from the textbooks you SHOULD be reading. 









Snoopy's Thanksgiving by Charles M. Schulz - Video/Photo Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 25 Aug 2014 7:30 AM

Snoopy's Thanksgiving
by Charles M. Schulz

64-page color 5.75" x 5.75" hardcover • $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-778-9

Ships in: October 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Sometimes getting together with friends and family for Thanksgiving isn't all that it's cracked up to be, as Snoopy learns when his brother Spike invites him to spend Thanksgiving in the desert, and things don't quite work out as planned. At least it's a change of pace for Snoopy, who spends most Thanksgivings with the ol' supper dish (and one lonely one at the malt shoppe as Joe Cool). It's also a tense time of year to be a bird who’s afraid of being mistaken for a turkey and roasted, and Woodstock copes with his anxieties in various ways, including by donning a disguise with Snoopy's help. Meanwhile, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, and Franklin all get sick over their Thanksgiving vacation. Snoopy's Thanksgiving is the perfect gift book for anyone whose idea of the holiday is more Charlie Brown than Norman Rockwell.

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New Comics Day 8.20.14
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Simon HanselmannNew Comics DayEd PiskorCharles M Schulz 20 Aug 2014 11:21 AM

This week's comic shop shipment is slated to include the following new titles. Read on to see what comics-blog commentators and web-savvy comic shops are saying about them (more to be added as they appear), check out our previews at the links, and contact your local shop to confirm availability. 

Megahex  

Megahex
by Simon Hanselmann

212-page full color 6" x 8.75" hardcover • $29.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-743-7 

"Simon Hanselmann is the real deal, for sure. He captures that stoner stay-at-home life so accurately that I actually find his comics really depressing and thank God I don't ever have to hang out with anybody like that ever again." - Daniel Clowes

"Megahex is basically about a bunch of people (and "people") watching TV and getting wasted and fighting and fucking and pranking each other. Oh, and depression. What's not to love?!" - Peter Bagge

It's not listed on the Diamond Previews list for 8.20.14 but we check it's individual book page and it says August 20th!  

Hip Hop Family Tree 2

Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2: 1981-1983

by Ed Piskor

112-page full color 9" x 13" softcover • $27.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-756-7 

"The book is an absolute essential for any hip hop head to read and any comic book fan to gander over." - Mass Appeal

"...Presents the facts in a nostalgic, faded-ink and rubbery realism of '70s Marvel Comics style, turning raps early innovators into larger than life heroes of history." - Spin Magazine

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin <
Waiting for the Great Pumpkin
by Charles M. Schulz  

64-page black & white with spot color 5.75" x 5.75" hardcover • $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-772-7

"Novelty Peanuts books are the best kind of novelty book." - The Comics Reporter


























Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 20 Aug 2014 7:30 AM

Snoopy gliding gracefully across frozen ponds, Linus' mad snowfort-building skillz, Charlie Brown's unending kite problems, Lucy's piano-leaning flirting tactics—these strips and more are in our 22-page, 8.3 MB excerpt of Vol. 2 of Peanuts Every Sunday. This collection of full color, full-page Sunday strips by Charles M. Schulz is sure to delight Peanuts fans new and old.

Look for the book to hit bookstores in October. Our presale is up for you to reserve your copy, and make sure to follow our Flog for continued updates and previews!

Peanuts Every Sunday 1956-1960 (Vol. 2) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Now in Stock: Waiting for the Great Pumpkin by Charles M. Schulz
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Peanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 18 Aug 2014 10:00 AM

Just arrived and shipping now from our mail-order department:

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin
by Charles M. Schulz

64-page black & white with spot color 5.75" x 5.75" hardcover • $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-772-7

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Linus and his wait for the Great Pumpkin have been a pop culture touchstone for nearly 50 years thanks to the animated television special ("I got a rock"), and it all started in the classic Peanuts strips from 1959-1962 collected in this affordable, fun-sized gift book. Linus's belief and proselytizing that on Halloween, the Great Pumpkin rises from the pumpkin patch and travels the world bringing presents to good little girls and boys are laughed at by Charlie Brown, derided by his sister Lucy, met with skepticism by baby Sally, and even causes "denominational squabbling" over who's better, the Great Pumpkin or Santa Claus. Year after year, Linus faces his persecution and inevitable disappointment with either blind faith or Quixotic perseverance. Charles M. Schulz's homage to the power of idealism and belief makes these some of the most beloved comic strips of all time.

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