Author(s): Charles M. Schulz
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 * Seattle Times * I became obsessed ... It's hilarious. We all went to school with a Lucy, or a Linus -- JUDE LAW 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 -- JOHN WATERS The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the innocent reader and for the sophisticated -- UMBERTO ECO 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 ... * Time * Charles Schulz's brilliant, angst-ridden, truly funny, fifty-year-long masterpiece of joy and heartbreak -- MATT GROENING Snoopy: the protean trickster whose freedom is founded on his confidence that he's lovable at heart, the quick-change artist who, for the sheer joy of it, can become a helicopter or a hockey player or Head Beagle and then again, in a flash, before his virtuosity has a chance to alienate you or diminish you, be the eager little dog who just wants dinner -- JONATHAN FRANZEN Charles Schulz was an American treasure - an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life -- BILL CLINTON Forget Wittgenstein and Sartre, the great 20th century philosopher was Snoopy * Daily Mail * One can scarcely overstate the importance of Peanuts to the comics, or overstate its influence on all of us who have followed -- BILL WATERSON, author of Calvin & Hobbes
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.