On October 2, 1950, good ol’ Charlie Brown made his first appearance in a classic, four-panel comic strip printed in seven newspapers nationwide. In the 65 years since, Charlie Brown and his friends have become household names around the world—and in Snoopy’s case, on the moon—appearing on television, on the stage, and in theaters. Charles M. Schulz’s creation has been awarded high honors and praise, and most importantly, the Peanuts gang has touched the lives of generations and continues to delight and inspire to this day.
This October, KaBOOM!, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Peanuts Worldwide have the honor of presenting an unprecedented collection of original stories, pin-ups, and strips dedicated to Charles M. Schulz’s beloved creation in Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz.
This 11.5” x 9” hardcover features 128 pages of full-color illustrations and comics from 40 renowned cartoonists, presenting the Peanuts gang in their own signature styles in a very rare opportunity and in cooperation with the Schulz estate. Mo Willems (The Pigeon), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Liz Prince (Tomboy), Mike Allred (Silver Surfer), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and many more celebrate their love of Peanuts in this one-of-a-kind collection.
“A tribute of this magnitude to honor Charles M. Schulz is a career highlight for us,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Schulz’s characters are universally recognized and loved, entertaining and inspiring people of all ages. To say that Peanuts has influenced cartoonists would be an understatement; some of our favorite creators cite Charlie Brown and his friends as the inspiration for becoming artists. It’s been 65 years, and Peanuts can still make us laugh just as hard and think just as much as the first time we read the strips. This collection is a love letter from creators who want to celebrate and honor ‘Sparky,’ and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share that love with our fellow fans.”
“Peanuts has conquered so many mediums and inspired countless artists in its 65 years—it is wonderful to have this collection highlight Schulz’s influence,” said Craig Herman, Executive Director of Publishing, Peanuts Worldwide. “We are so excited to be able to celebrate the legacy of the brand, the characters, and the man behind them with this publication.”
The Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz hardcover arrives in comic shops on October 14th and in bookstores October 20th for the price of $34.99.