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BookExpo 2019 Publisher Spotlight: Weldon Owen
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Back in June, BookExpo and BookCon came to Jacob Javitz Convention Center in NYC where book lovers galore swarmed publishing booths, with industry people there for the expo and book fans for the con. One of the most interesting booths I visited was Weldon Owen, an imprint of Insight Editions (of such visually brilliant tomes such as Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History and The Art Of The Strain). They have a plethora of beautiful books coming out that I am dizzy with excitement about.

Here’s some details about the upcoming books here below.

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Comic Spotlight: Charlie Brown Hardcover
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Charlie Brown Hardcover
Written by Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper, Jeff Dyer, Bob Scott, Justin Thompson, Vicki Scott, Shane Houghton
Art by Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Scott Jeralds, Justin Thompson, Mona Koth, Andy Hirsh, Matt Whitlock
Colors by Nina Taylor Kester, Lisa Moore, Art Roche, Donna Almendrala
Letters by Steve Wands, Alexis E. Fajardo, Donna Almendrala
Cover by Charles M. Schulz, with design by Kara Leopard
KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Release Date: April 4, 2018
Cover Price: $14.99

I can never resist anything Peanuts related, so when KaBOOM! sent out a list that included Charlie Brown Hardcover it was fated that I at least bring it to your attention.

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‘Stranger Things’ Mash-Ups: ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ & Childish Gambino
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Not only is the Netflix original series Stranger Things a great new show you should definitely check out if you haven’t already, but it’s also perfect for mash-ups! No surprise given the overflowing ’80s nostalgia the show delivers.

A pair of mash-ups have arrived in the past month or so. The first brings the characters of Stranger Things into the animated world of Peanuts for a Charlie Brown Christmas mash-up. The second takes a song by Donald Glover’s Childish Gambino and sets it to that memorable Stranger Things theme. Both of these mash-ups can be enjoyed below.

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Comic Review: Peanuts: Friends Forever 2016 Special #1
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Peanuts: Friends Forever 2016 Special #1
Created by Charles Schulz
Written by Charles Schulz and Jason Cooper
Art by Vicki Scott, Donna Almendrala
Colors by Nomi Kane, Denis St. John, Katharine Efird, Justin Thompson
Letters by Katherine Efird, Denis St. John, Donna Almendrala
KaBOOM!
Release Date: July 6, 2016
Cover Price: $7.99

Color me sad. When I read the blurb for Peanuts: Friends Forever 2016 Special #1, I felt the need to review it. For you see, this appears to be the end of this run of Peanuts comics. It seems that Charles Schulz‘s creations have been a part of my life since birth. And in a way, they have.

My mother’s best friend gave me a crocheted blanket and matching pillows when I was born and to this day, forty-six years later, they reside with me in my home. I’ve included a photo of the pillows below. It was a heartbreaking day when Schultz passed away in 2000, but this also stings a little. Having to say goodbye sucks.

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BOOM! Studios Comic Releases For April 27, 2016
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Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of BOOM! Studios comic book titles that were released on April 27, 2016. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to read them all yet. Take a look below and see what strikes you as a must read!

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