HAPPINESS IS A MONTHLY
COMIC BOOK SERIES, CHARLIE BROWN!
READ PEANUTS #0 OUT NOW FOR $1!
NEW SERIES LAUNCHING THIS JANUARY
WITH PEANUTS #1!
_November 10, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – _Happiness is a monthly comic book
series, Charlie Brown! PEANUTS debuted at BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint
KABOOM! this past spring with the first PEANUTS graphic novel HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN. Now, thanks to a partnership with Peanuts Worldwide, Snoopy and the gang are back in a monthly comic book series with issue #1 coming this January! With the special #0 issue in stores right now — offered for only a buck — issue #1 kicks off this ongoing series with new original stories seen for the first time alongside fan favorite classic
PEANUTS SUNDAY strips.
“The PEANUTS graphic novel, HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN, was
an event here at KABOOM! this past spring. We can’t wait to see that
excitement continue with a new PEANUTS monthly comic series,” BOOM! Studios
Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie said. “Charles Schulz is
truly one of the great creators of our time and we’re honored to be carrying
on his legacy while bringing his work to new generations.”
PEANUTS #1 is written and drawn by Charles Schulz with
additional stories by Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Shane Houghton and Matt
Whitlock. This title ships in January with a Charles Schulz cover, featuring
a price point of $3.99 with a Diamond Code of NOV110837.
_About BOOM! Studios_
Founded by Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is 2009 and
2010’s “Best Publisher” and an Eisner and Harvey Award-winner, generating a
constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the
industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER
comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and
Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages
imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s
SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM!
Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I
THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.
_About Peanuts Worldwide _
The PEANUTS characters and related intellectual property are owned by
Peanuts Worldwide LLC, a joint venture owned 80% by Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
and 20% by members of the Charles M. Schulz family. Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including
CANDIE’S (R), BONGO (R), BADGLEY MISCHKA (R), JOE BOXER (R), RAMPAGE (R),
MUDD (R), LONDON FOG (R), MOSSIMO (R), OCEAN PACIFIC(R), DANSKIN (R), ROCA
WEAR(R), ZOO YORK (R), CANNON (R), ROYAL VELVET (R), FIELDCREST (R),
CHARISMA (R), STARTER (R) WAVERLY (R), and SHARPER IMAGE (R). In addition,
Iconix owns an interest in the ARTFUL DODGER (R), ED HARDY (R), ECKO (R),
MARC ECKO (R), MATERIAL GIRL(TM), and PEANUTS brands. The Company licenses
its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch
every major segment of retail distribution from the luxury market to the
mass market in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business
development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments,
Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.