Part of Canongate’s highly collectible and praised series, with an introduction by Robert Smigel
As The Complete Peanuts reaches its halfway point, Snoopy’s family suddenly expands, adding a brother (Spike), a sister (Belle), and even a nephew. Also in this volume, the Linus/Snoopy/Truffles love triangle, Peppermint Patty’s Powder Puff Derby and obedience-school fiascos, Charlie Brown’s meeting with his idol Joe Shlabotnik, Marcie’s unwanted suitor, and the final fate of the talking schoolhouse building. Plus an introduction by SNL writer, ‘Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’ creator, and lifelong Peanuts fan Robert Smigel.
“Charles Schulz was an American treasure - an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life”
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“The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the innocent reader and for the sophisticated”
“Republishing Peanuts in one gorgeous volume after another is really the first time we can truly take a step back, appreciate Schulz’s work as a whole and ultimately wrap our arms around the accomplishment of Charles Schulz. Sometimes, happiness is a warm book”
“It’s impossible to think of another popular art form that reaches across generations the way the daily comic strip does… at the pinnacle of that long tradition, there was Charles Schulz”
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“These timely re-issues illustrate not only the skill and subtle brilliance of his work but also the origins of the form beyond simple merriment”
Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up in Saint Paul. He gained a reputation worldwide as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. He died in 2000.
Robert Smigel is an American actor, humorist, comedian and writer known for his Saturday Night Live TV Funhouse cartoon shorts and as the puppeteer and voice behind Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. He is a lifelong Peanuts fan.