Part of Canongate’s highly collectible and highly praised series, with an introduction by Patton Oswalt
The Complete Peanuts reaches the go-go mid-1980s with this volume: ‘mallies’, ‘punkers’ (Snoopy with a mohawk!), killer bees, and Halley’s Comet. The gang go to ‘rain camp’ and ‘survival camp’, the World War I Flying Ace comes down with the flu, Charlie Brown poses for a swimsuit calendar, Peppermint Patty gets a crabby tutor … plus Molly Volley, the unbearable, licensable ‘Tapioca Pudding’, and plenty of Spike and his cactus!
“Charles Schulz was an American treasure - an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life”
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“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”
“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”
“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”
“All sorts of important writers have marvelled at the glorious simplicity of [Schulz’s] draftsmanship and his unerring jokecraft, all underpinned by a quiet melancholy and stoicism … by some miracle, the entire Peanuts oeuvre is gradually being republished in this country, by Canongate … in lavishly appointed hardback … Unlike almost everything you read as a child, they are actually better than you remember them”
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.