Peanuts back in space!

Comic-Con
(CNW Group/Peanuts Worldwide)

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 certainly explains the space theme of this year’s exclusive Comic-Con product.

Peanuts and space are things that have gone well together for half a century now…. and something that I’ve really enjoyed working with in my Peanuts work, whether it was interviewing an astronaut for material on The Silver Snoopy for my book The Peanuts Collection, or writing a story where Lucy explained how NASA installs stars in the sky (which you can see in volume 4 of the Kaboom! Peanuts collections.) I look forward to seeing what they do with it.

Schulz/Peanuts news
Christo R.I.P.

The artist Christo, famed for humongous fabric installations that permeated the landscape or wrapped around large items, has passed away from natural causes at 84. His relevance for Peanuts is that he was not only mentioned in the strip, but he interacted with its world, as he wrapped Snoopy’s doghouse in …

Schulz/Peanuts news
More on Harriet Glickman

Jean Schulz and Schulz Museum director Karen Johnson have posted their memories of Harriet Glickman, the woman who suggested to Schulz that he add an African American to the cast. And here you’ll find the interview I did with her for the podcast, recorded in the same home where she’d …

Franklin
Harriet Glickman, 1926-2020

Harriet Glickman, the woman who had suggested to Charles Schulz that he add an African-American character to the strip and thus inspired the creation of Franklin, passed away this morning. Her death was peaceful, in her sleep, and she had been well prepared for this. I got to know Harriet …