Published: Apr 07, 2010 6:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of writings and artwork by George Carlin is coming next year, courtesy of the comedian's widow.

"The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade" will be released by Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Gallery says the book will be illustrated by Wade and will include notes, letters and postcards by Carlin, who died in 2008 at age 71.

Wade and Carlin had been married since 1998.