Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Love is Walking Hand in Hand

Love is Walking Hand In Hand
Charles M. Schulz ~ United Feature Syndicate, Determined Productions, 1965
Project Director: Connie Boucher ~ Book Design: Jim Young

Not that I come here to whine about my body parts... BUT MY NOSE!!!!!! Ugh.

Now that that's out of the way, let's welcome the love, why don't we?

In a matter of days, people everywhere will be shelling out all sorts of denominations on flowers and candy and gifts and valentines of various shapes and sizes. In honor of that most glorious consumer holiday, I'd like to take this opportunity to highlight the wee book. The sort you buy at the Hallmark shop and inscribe to your dearest, starting with the most awesome merchandiser of all time (I remember reading somewhere that he was making a million dollars a day at the time of his death).... the king of cartoons... and his little ditty on what it means to be head over heals. Because, love is loaning your best comic magazines... Love is tickling... Love is sharing your popcorn... Love is getting someone a glass of water in the middle of the night... Love is...

Love is a Charles Schultz cartoon... I've always dug these square little Peanuts titles, even before VHS footage of me singing the part of Lucy in my high school production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown came into existence. (I know of at least one copy, but I'm staying mum on who has it.) These tiny tomes were always floating around my childhood home, and in the 2000s, the whole series was reprinted by Cedar Mill Press. Whether gifting goods of adoration is your thing or not, one can not deny the awesomeness of a technicolored Snoopy. The groovy design and bright colors will melt even the most jaded heart.

Also by:
Christmas is Together Time


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Stacy said...

I had this one!

Elisa said...

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang make me think of a happier, simpler time (although the "happier, simpler" time is, no-doubt, fictional). How did that man capture the universal longing of the human spirit with just a few simple sketches? I'd never seen this particular book before. thanks for sharing. Love really is getting up in the middle of the night to get someone a drink of water. --Elisa B.

Wendy said...

I've never seen this one! We had the "Happiness Is A Warm Puppy" little book and I still cry everytime I hear Al Jarreau and David Benoit's rendition of "Happiness". So nostalgic!

Natasha said...

Oh I had this one!! Loved it.

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