- Full Description
Peanuts enters its final decade, and The Complete Peanuts enters its homestretch, with material that is perhaps the most overlooked of Schulz's career and reconsidered by scholars with this volume. Schulz's cartooning has never looked more confident, and his sense of humor never more unrestrained. This is the 21st volume (of 25) of the perennial, bestselling series.
At its conclusion, this will collect every single one of the 18,000-plus Peanuts strips created by Charles M. Schulz, from its debut in 1950 to the end in 2000.
Even the most devoted Peanuts fan will be surprised by revisiting Schulz's last decade of work. Schulz's cartooning was never more expressive, and his sense of humor never less encumbered by formula or tradition. In one sequence, the gang waits... and waits... for a school bus that never comes. Another shockingly showcases Charlie Brown hitting a game-winning home run -- off Roy Hobbs's great-granddaughter? Then, Linus lobbies the White House to nominate Snoopy for a Supreme Court seat (it went to Ruth Bader Ginsburg). Woodstock discovers his long-lost grandfather's diary, detailing a hard life in captivity (birdcage). Snoopy lands in the hospital with pneumonia, and all three of his brothers -- Andy, Spike, and Olaf -- come pay their respects.
"Charles Schulz was an American treasure -- an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life."--Bill Clinton
"Fantagraphics has won numerous awards for this series and they deserve them all for creating such a wonderful archive of this American treasure. This series is a must have for any Peanuts fan and can be enjoyed by the whole family. I wouldn't miss a volume."--Rich Clabaugh, The Christian Science Monitor
Designed with subtle, quiet beauty by the cartoonist Seth.
- Additional Information
Item Code COM11HP Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781606997741 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x7 # Pages 344pg Color b&w