Peanuts is everywhere

No book news here. I just couldn’t help noting how the Peanuts hits the world in many places, in many ways. Between finding a page of praise of Schulz from the Pakistan Observer (which judging by their trying to pin recent terrorist attacks on the CIA, is not a lover of all things American) and seeing Peanuts used as allegory for the economic bailout situation, I’d say the cultural presence of Charlie Brown and his cohorts continues unabated.

Peanuts back in space!

The Peanuts folks have put out a press release announcing a new effort with NASA, the National Air and Space Administration, about their plans to generate new educational content and a school curriculum for teaching about deep space exploration. They say that more details will be released at Comic-Con next week. This …

Schulz/Peanuts news
Guess who just bought a big chunk of Peanuts??

The Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that entertainment giant Sony just bought 39% of the holding company that exists to hold the rights to Peanuts. They bought just short of half of the share that DHX Media bought a year ago. This means that the ownership breaks down like this: …

Schulz/Peanuts news
Peanuts Global Artist Collective

Now this is cool! The Peanutsy folks have announced the Peanuts Global Artist Collective, an international public art effort were seven selected artists/teams are doing public art using the Peanuts characters. They’re permitted to do their own interpretation of the characters, or to use Schulz art, or to mix things together …