The final volume in this collectable and highly praised series - with an afterword by Charles Schulz’s widow
While the 50-year run of the Peanuts newspaper strip is obviously the heart and soul of Charles Schulz’s career, he also created a large amount of Peanuts material that didn’t run in the strip. This bonus 26th volume of The Complete Peanuts collects all of Schulz’s non-strip related Peanuts art: storybooks, comic book stories, single-panel gags, advertising art, book illustrations, photographs and even a recipe. With close to 1,000 Peanuts images included, all created by Schulz himself, no true Peanuts library would be complete without this final, celebratory volume of The Complete Peanuts. As a fitting end to the volume - and the series - Schulz’s widow, Jeannie Schulz, provides an emotional afterword to the volume, as well.
“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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“I became obsessed … It’s hilarious. We all went to school with a Lucy, or a Linus”
“Charles Schulz was, plain and simple, a great artist and philosopher … He teaches all ages that if you can learn to laugh at the things that cause you the most pain you will be the strongest of all”
“The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the innocent reader and for the sophisticated”
”The Complete Peanuts confronts us afresh with what a brilliant, truly modern and totally weird idea it was to create a comic strip about a chronically depressed child …”
Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up in Saint Paul. He gained a worldwide reputation as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. He died in 2000.