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.

Comic-Con
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 …