Peanuts back in space!

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(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.

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Comic-Con Peanuts panels report

Well, my time at Comic-Con is over for the year, but there were two good Peanutsy panels. The first one, covering Peanuts and NASA, I was possibly the last audience member allowed into the very full room. The panelists, including folks from the Schulz Museum, Creative Associates, NASA, and CollectSpace, …

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Comic-con panel: Snoopy Space Traveler: The History and Future of Snoopy and NASA

A panel has been added to the Comic-Con schedule, covering the expanded Peanuts/NASA alliance. Here’s the official description: Discover how cartoonist Charles M. Schulz partnered with NASA to bring everyone’s favorite beagle Snoopy to the moon in this retrospective panel about the history and future of Snoopy in space. The …

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Peanuts panel at Comic-Con 2018

The San Diego Comic-Con is two weeks today, and the schedule is (slowly) being released. Today it was announced that at noon on Friday will be the panel Peanuts Family Album, which is a discussion of the more minor characters in the strip’s line-up. The panel is run by Andrew Farago, …