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Daily links 11/3-4/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim KreiderreviewsPeanutsJohnny RyanJack ColeeventsDavid LevineChris WareBob Levinaudio 4 Nov 2008 1:04 PM

Post-APE catch-up!

• We haven't had a chance to listen to this ourselves yet, but we are told that British comedy genius and known Fantagraphics fan Graham Linehan (Big Train, The IT Crowd, Father Ted) sings our praises in this interview with The Sound of Young America

• Flickr users Inkyhack and Christopher Diaz (a.k.a. "mr. diazzler") share their APE photos

Publishers Weekly "Comics Week" reviews David Levine's American Presidents just in time for Election Day (scroll about halfway down)

Reason reviews Most Outrageous: The Trials and Trespasses of Dwaine Tinsley and Chester the Molester by Bob Levin

Blogger Kevin Schulke takes note of The Complete Peanuts

The Daily Cross Hatch talks Election 2008 with Tim Kreider

Alan David Doane talks with Ivan Brunetti (audio download)

Noah Berlatsky presents his Comics Journal review of Jack Cole's Betsy and Me

In The Week, author Deb Olin Unferth names Chris Ware's Quimby the Mouse a "best book"

New animated Peanuts shorts on iTunes, huh?

Johnny Ryan presents: insulting fan art!

A Peanuts Halloween
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 30 Oct 2008 2:37 PM

A Peanuts Halloween

Available tomorrow exclusively at participating comic shops: A Peanuts Halloween, a special 12-page comic produced as a free Halloween trick-or-treat giveaway! This little pamphlet reproduces Great Pumpkin-themed Peanuts strips from the last two volumes of The Complete Peanuts and is notable for being the first time Fantagraphics has presented Sunday Peanuts strips in color! Your local comic shop is the only place to get this nifty little item - be sure to call ahead and confirm availability.

Daily links: 10/30/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under PeanutsDash ShawCharles M SchulzBill GriffithAnders Nilsen 30 Oct 2008 1:45 PM

BBC News talks to Zippy the Pinhead creator (and, next week, Seattle visitor) Bill Griffith (streaming audio)

Austin English poses 20 questions to Dash Shaw

Blog Flume looks at Charles Schulz's use of punctuation in Peanuts

More sketchbook pages from Anders Nilsen

Sally FAIL
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under PeanutsCharles M Schulz 24 Oct 2008 8:13 PM

  

Found in a thriftstore in Farmville, VA.

Now in stock: The Complete Peanuts 1969-1970, 1967-1970 Box Set / Slipcase
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videopreviewsPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 15 Sep 2008 5:04 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1969-1970 by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1969-1970
By Charles M. Schulz

"WOODSTOCK" PROPELS PEANUTS INTO THE '70s!

He turns up first as Snoopy’s secretary, then gradually becomes a good friend whom Snoopy helps to fly South... but it’s not until June 22, 1970 that the little bird gains a name, in a perfect salute to the decade that ends with this volume: Woodstock!

In other timely stories, Peppermint Patty runs afoul of her school’s dress code (those sandals!), Lucy declares herself a “New Feminist,” and Snoopy’s return to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm on a speaking engagement climaxes in a riot and a new love found amidst the teargas (“She had the softest paws...”).

Speaking of Snoopy, this volume falls under the sign of the Great Beagle, as three separate storylines focus on the mysterious sovereign of Beagledom. First Snoopy is summoned by a wrathful G.B. when Frieda submits a complaint about his (Snoopy’s) desultory rabbit-chasing efforts; then, back in the Great one’s good graces, Snoopy is sent on a secret mission; and finally he himself ascends (briefly!) to the mantle of Great Beagledom.

In other news, an exasperated Lucy throws Schroeder’s piano into the maw of the kite-eating tree, with gruesome results... Miss Othmar goes on strike and Linus gets involved... Charlie Brown’s baseball team has an actual (brief) winning streak... Snoopy’s quest to compete in the Oakland ice skating competition is thwarted by his inability to find a partner... Charlie Brown goes to a banquet to meet his hapless baseball hero Joe Shlabotnik... Snoopy is left in the Van Pelt family’s care as Charlie and Sally Brown head out of town for a vacation... and (alas) the Little Red-Haired Girl moves away...

This volume also features a new introduction by renowned illustrator Mo Willems and, as always, gorgeous design by award-winning cartoonist Seth.

344-page black & white 8.5" x 6.5" hardcover • $28.99
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The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970 Box Set by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970 Box Set
By Charles M. Schulz

A boxed set of the ninth and tenth volumes of The Complete Peanuts, designed by the award-winning graphic novelist, Seth. Shipping shrinkwrapped, with volumes 1967-1968 and 1969-1970 packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set, it's the perfect gift book item.

two 344-page black & white 8.5" x 6.5" hardcover slipcased volumes • $49.99
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Also available: the slipcase by itself • $4.99
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R.I.P. Bill Melendez
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peanuts 4 Sep 2008 1:04 PM

A Charlie Brown Christmas

1916-2008.

Linus for President!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peanuts 12 Aug 2008 9:46 AM

Peanuts and Rock the Vote have teamed up this election season to show everyone how easy it is to vote... And the big question of the day is which Peanuts character would you want for President? Log on HERE to learn about the candidates: Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Sally.... Then it's up to you to decide and VOTE... 

Right now Charlie Brown is in the lead. Not a terrible choice, but come on, is there any doubt that Linus would make the Greatest President Ever? At least vote for Sally -- you know she'd pick a smart VP.

Meanwhile, if you're near Santa Rosa, CA, this year, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center has mounted an exhibition of election-themed strips spanning  the twelve presidential elections that took place during Schulz's 50 year run on Peanuts.

Wear Your Linus Pride!
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under ShillingPeanuts 5 Jun 2008 10:55 PM

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Recently the Peanuts Creative Director, Paige Braddock, approached me to pitch some new ideas for t-shirt branding. Unfortunately the New York offices weren't totally sold on the comps I sent over (not enough Joe Cool perhaps?) so Paige is offering one of the designs on Snoopy's CafePress page to see how it does in the ol' marketplace. Thus, for the time being you can snag this Linus design on everything from a hoody to a mug to a dog sweater. 

If Linus sells then some of these other designs may see the light of day...

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I've Got a Big What?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Peanuts 31 May 2008 10:41 PM

Go here and here for some great vintage Peanuts commercial art. 

Now in stock: The Comics Journal #290
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under The Comics JournalPeanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 14 May 2008 3:00 PM

The Comics Journal #290

The Comics Journal #290
Edited by Mike Dean and Kristy Valenti; Gary Groth, executive editor

Hard truth, subjective take or slanted hatchet job? Monte Schulz and a roundtable of Peanuts experts and critics probe and debate David Michaelis's controversial new biography of one of the most influential and beloved cartoonists of our time: Charles M. Schulz. Matt Madden, co-series-editor of the Best American Comics anthology series, will dish about his upcoming comics textbook (written and drawn with Jessica Abel, his frequent collaborator) and his efforts to translate the OuBaPo movement into English with 99 Exercises in Style. A preview of the Joe Kubert biography Man of Rock. Plus: A color gallery of "The Wall of Flesh" and other '50s horror stories from Golden Age cartoonist Bob Powell (the Good Girl artist known for his work on Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, Blackhawk and the original Mars Attacks trading cards) rounds out the magazine.

224-page squarebound 7.5" x 9.25" magazine • $11.99
Update: SOLD OUT