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Saturday, October 19 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Peanuts Papers

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The Peanuts comic strip, written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, ran for fifty years beginning in 1950. To say that Peanuts is beloved doesn’t really do it justice. Here, the editor, along with three of the thirty-three contributors to The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, discusses what the most influential comic strip of all time meant to them. Our distinguished Peanuts fan club includes: Chris Ware, master of the comic form, acclaimed New Yorker cover artist, and author of Rusty Brown; Chip Kidd, one of the world’s most important designers of book covers and author of Batman: Death by Design; Clifford Thompson, Whiting Award winner and author of What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues; and editor Andrew Blauner, founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency. Our Peanuts appreciation will be hosted by Hillary Chute, Distinguished Professor of English and Art + Design at Northeastern and author of Why Comics?

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Hillary Chute

Hillary Chute is a leading expert on comics whose scholarship aims to provide understanding of comics’ merged visual/graphic language as a literary form. A professor of English and art, media, and design at Northeastern, Chute was a visiting professor in English at Harvard for the... Read More →

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Chris Ware

Chris Ware is a writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer of over two dozen covers for the New Yorker whose work has appeared at MOCA, the MCA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is the creator of the Acme Novelty Library series and Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth... Read More →
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Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd is an award-winning graphic designer and writer most recognized for his book covers for the publishing house Alfred A. Knopf. He’s worked with writers including John Updike, Katharine Hepburn, Cormac McCarthy, David Sedaris, and Haruki Murakami. Kidd is also an editor... Read More →
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Andrew Blauner

Andrew Blauner is a writer, editor, and the founder of Blauner Books. His work has been published in the New York Times and he has appeared on NPR’s On Point and the Brian Lehrer Show as well as Ben Cheever’s About Writing. His edited collections include Our Boston: Writers Celebrate... Read More →
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Clifford Thompson

Clifford Thompson is a writer whose work has appeared in Best American Essays, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Iowa Review, Film Quarterly, and other publications. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award for nonfiction and teaches at New York University, Sarah... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT
Old South Sanctuary 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116