Charlie Brown and Lucy: Certified Influential

Time Magazine has a book coming up announcing The 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived – and the team of Charlie Brown and Lucy made the list! In a one-page essay written by Time‘s pop culture writer James Poniewozik, the book reflects not so much on them as individuals but on how they relate to each other, not as enemies but as opposites. This book doesn’t land until September, but you can preorder it now.

Upcoming releases
Charles M. Schulz: 100 Objects

On the November shipping list is Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects, a slick hardcover being released as part of the recognition of Schulz’s centennial. The is the first project of The Charles M. Schulz Museum to be done for general distribution, …

Comic book Peanuts
Peanuts “graphic novel” covers

We now have cover images for the first two of the new Peanuts Graphic Novel series, which collects previously-published comic book material with the addition of a new story in each volume. Snoopy Soars to Space ships next January, with Adventures with Linus and Friends! following in March; both are …

Animated Peanuts
New Peanuts comics anthologies

Coming next year are new anthologies of Peanuts comics stories. Each anthology includes a mix of Schulz strips, stories from the Peanuts comic books, and one new tale. (The solicitation uses the term “graphic novel short stories”, which is a fingernails-on-the-chalkboard term for those of us who recognize “graphic novel” …