KCR! 08 – Working for Peanuts
Peanuts! Snoopy! Charlie Brown! Alexis Fajardo, and more!
Happiness is…a new episode of the Kids’ Comics Revolution!
Many of us have daydreamed about working on a book featuring characters we grew up with. It’s a dream job, right?
Be careful what you wish for, because now you’re now the caretaker of a creator’s legacy that’s loved by millions. How do you create new works that respect the legacy without falling into an endless reiteration of old ideas?
We talk with Alexis Fajardo about the new Peanuts comic books published by Boom Studios. He explains how he and his team combine creative sweat and exhaustive research to live up to the responsibility of making new stories featuring Charlie Brown and all of Charles Schultz’s iconic characters.
Comics and Artists mentioned:
- “Molly and the Bear” by Bob Scott
- “Jane’s World” by Paige Braddock
- “It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown” by Vicki Scott and Paige Braddock
Audio hosting and production provided by the Ann Arbor District Library.
Theme music by Harry and the Potters.