In an interview with Comic Book Resources about the upcoming return of Usagi Yojimbo, cartoonist Stan Sakai revealed that he also has another project in the works — one that features a truly iconic character.
“I’m working on the next story now for [‘Usagi Yojimbo’] #149, I think, and I still haven’t come up with a plot yet,” said Sakai with a laugh. “It’s due in a couple of months, but I’m sidetracked because I have a lot of projects that I’m working on. One is a short story for this anthology for the 65th anniversary of ‘Peanuts,’ and smaller projects like that. While I’m doing those, I’m thinking of new plots for ‘Usagi.'”
When asked for more information about this new “Peanuts” anthology, Sakai revealed that it has not yet been officially announced.
“It’s a hardcover coffee table book,” said Sakai. “They’re getting various creators to submit either pinups or short stories. I’m doing a short story about Charlie Brown being lost in Tokyo. I’m having a great time with it. It’s a lot of fun. I knew Charles Schulz, and he left such an incredible legacy. It’s a purely fun project for me.”
This isn’t the only project being released to commemorate the strip’s 65th anniversary. BOOM! Studios, the company currently publishing new “Peanuts” comics, released an oversized 25th issue of their current “Peanuts” series. Unlike the anthology mentioned by Sakai, “Peanuts” #25 changed up its format and presented a non-anthology story for the anniversary issue.
Keep checking back with CBR for more information on the upcoming “Peanuts” 65th anniversary hardcover.
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