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UDON Entertainment announces Manga Biographies: Charles Schulz

Launching UDON’s new line of manga that brings the lives of historical figures to today’s readers, starting with Charles M. Schulz, the beloved creator of PEANUTS™

Advance copies available at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2024!

JULY 9, 2024: Today UDON Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of a new line of manga titles, MANGA BIOGRAPHIES, which will see the lives of some of history’s most interesting and influential people be brought to the globe-spanning medium of manga. UDON is proud to begin this line with Manga Biographies: Charles Schulz, exploring the life and times of the revered creator of the internationally beloved Peanuts comic strip.

Manga Biographies: Charles Schulz is a 168-page manga graphic novel written and illustrated by Yuzuru Kuki. This authorized biography spans Charles Schulz’s life, from his youth growing up in Minnesota, through a burgeoning love of drawing and his time in the army, to becoming one of the most recognized and beloved cartoonists in the world. Told in a clear and welcoming style perfect for readers young and old, this gripping manga story touches on many real-world historical events that impacted Schulz’s life, and the ways Peanuts impacted those events! In addition to the wonderful manga, Manga Biographies: Charles Schulz includes a timeline of major events in the world during Schulz’s life, a selection of beautiful archival photos and information about Schulz and Peanuts, and a bibliography for further reading. 

Manga Biographies: Charles Schulz will be available in stores everywhere in October 2024. Special advance copies will be sold at Comic-Con International: San Diego, available at the PEANUTS™ booth at the event.

Manga Biographies: Charles Schulz
By Yuzuru Kuki, Cover by Chi-ko
Editorial Supervision by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates.
168 Pages, color/b&w, manga, US.$13.99
ISBN: 978-1-77294-344-3
Available October 2nd, 2024
Published by UDON Entertainment / Manga Biographies

First published in Japan in 2019 by KADOKAWA CORPORATION,Tokyo.
English translation rights arranged with KADOKAWA CORPORATION, Tokyo through TUTTLE-MORI AGENCY, INC., Tokyo.

The Manga Biographies series explores the fascinating lives of legendary figures who accomplished extraordinary feats, all told through the fantastic lens of Japanese manga storytelling. Future installments of the Manga Biographies line will be released from UDON Entertainment approximately 3 times per year.
Follow us at our social media @mangabios on Twitter/X and @mangabiographies on Instagram and Facebook.
The Manga Biographies series is a perfect complement to titles in UDON Entertainment’s partner-publishing company, Manga Classics. Manga Classics adapts classic literature into manga format, and have received numerous awards and starred reviews. For more information visit

Peanuts and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Peanuts Worldwide LLC © 2024 Peanuts Worldwide LLC.

About Peanuts 
The characters of Peanuts and related intellectual property are owned by Peanuts Worldwide, which is 41% owned by WildBrain Ltd., 39% owned by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and 20% owned by the family of Charles M. Schulz, who first introduced the world to Peanuts in 1950, when the comic strip debuted in seven newspapers. Since then, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang have made an indelible mark on popular culture. In addition to enjoying beloved Peanuts shows and specials on Apple TV+, fans of all ages celebrate the Peanuts brand worldwide through thousands of consumer products, as well as amusement park attractions, cultural events, social media, and comic strips available in all formats, from traditional to digital. In 2018, Peanuts partnered with NASA on a multi-year Space Act Agreement designed to inspire a passion for space exploration and STEM among the next generation of students.

UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga. Our best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises, including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Monster Hunter, Dark Souls, Persona, and more. UDON also publishes art books and manga based on top transmedia properties including More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers, Summertime Rendering, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kill la Kill, FLCL, Rose of Versailles, and Yu-Gi-Oh!.

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