Here’s the announced cover for Let’s Dance, Snoopy: 65 Years of Peanuts, which ships in January. I’ve already preordered my copy, have you?
Part of the avalanche of Peanuts books landing on my doorstep this week is Peanuts: A Scanimation Book. This is one of those books where when you turn the page, a picture animates, like the Peanuts Moving Book I reviewed a few months back. The ten scenes in this book are mostly (completely?) taken from the animated Peanuts specials, so there are some very recognizable moments included. (Forgive the food in the background of the video; my iPad camera was taking a wider image than it showed.)
What this also means are that the images are full-color… which sounds like a good thing, but when combined with the black-striped overlay that makes the animation work, it makes for a very dark image. All in all, I liked the look of the Japanese book better… but I sure liked buying this US book better; it’s not-imported price was a lot easier on the wallet. (Well, the book is actually imported; most books are printed overseas, and an assembled, mechanical book like this one definitely would be.) Get one for yourself here.
After getting 5 packages with Peanuts books in them yesterday, I only received two today. And tomorrow, I’m only expecting one… but that one will have three books in it, so I guess that’s okay.
If it keeps up at this rate, I will be dead by this time next year either by being buried under a pile of books or simple spousicide.
Coming in November is Peanuts: Classic Treasury Volume 1, which appears to be a 304 page hardcover reprint covering selections from the first half of the run of the strip. This is being published by Australian publisher Five Mile Press, but it is listed on Amazon, so I guess that it’s being offered to the US (they’re also offering a similar Garfield volume).