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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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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
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Now in stock: The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 (Vol. 9)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peanutsnew releasesCharles M Schulz 26 Mar 2008 3:33 PM

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 (Vol. 9) by Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 (Vol. 9)
By Charles M. Schulz

NOTE: BECAUSE OF OUR CONTRACT WITH THE LICENSOR THESE BOOKS CANNOT BE SOLD OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA. IF YOU RESIDE ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE U.S. OR CANADA PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO ORDER THEM FROM OUR WEBSITE; YOUR ORDER WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

JOHN WATERS TALKS CHARLIE BROWN AS THE '60S WIND DOWN.

As we rush toward the end of Peanuts' second full decade, Snoopy finds himself almost completely engrossed in his persona as the World War I Flying Ace — to the point where he goes to camp with Charlie Brown and maintains his persona throughout the entire two-week period (much to Peppermint Patty's bafflement).

Still, Snoopy looms large, so this volume (a particularly Snoopy-heavy one) sees him arm-wrestling Lucy as the "Masked Marvel" and then taking off for Petaluma for the national arm-wrestling championship; impersonating a vulture and a "Cheshire Beagle"; enjoying golf and hockey; attempting a jaunt to France for an ice-skating championship; running for office on the "Paw" ticket; being traded to Peppermint Patty's baseball team, then un-traded and installed as team manager by a guilt-ridden Charlie Brown; as well as dealing with the return of his original owner, Lila. If you're surprised by that last one, imagine how Charlie Brown feels...

Lila makes only a brief appearance (as does José Peterson, a short-lived — and short — star member of Charlie Brown's baseball team), but this volume sees the appearance of what would be Schulz's most controversial major character: Franklin. (Yes, in 1968 the introduction of a Black character caused a stir.)

Peppermint Patty, working toward her ascendancy as one of the major Peanuts players in the 1970s and 1980s, also has several major turns, including a storyline in which she’s the tent monitor for three little girls (who call her "Sir" — a joke Schulz would pick up later with Peppermint Patty's friend Marcie).

Stories involving other characters include a sequence in which Linus's flippant comment to his Gramma that he'll kick his blanket habit when she kicks her smoking habit backfires; Lucy bullies Linus, pesters Schroeder, and organizes a "crab-in"; plus Charlie Brown copes with Valentine's Day depression, the Little Red-Haired Girl, the increasingly malevolent kite-eating tree, and baseball losses. In other words: Vintage Peanuts!

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Kirby draws Charlie Brown
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Peanuts 13 Mar 2008 1:33 PM

Jack Kirby draws Charlie Brown

Via the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive blog. Doom's metal tongue is a nice touch. 

Hey look, the new Peanuts book
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under previewsPeanutsnew releases 7 Mar 2008 11:18 AM

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 by Charles M. Schulz

Look what arrived at our offices yesterday: advance copies of The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968. It's due in stores in late April; we should have it available to order here on the website a couple of weeks before that. Stay tuned!

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 by Charles M. Schulz

You sure are, Snoopy, you sure are. 

Eustace Tilley contest entries
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Wilfred SantiagoPeanuts 29 Jan 2008 2:21 PM

The New Yorker has a flickr pool with entries in their aforementioned Eustace Tilley redesign contest. I was partial to this one, courtesy robotalphabet:

  

And here's a fine contribution from our own Wilfred Santiago:

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