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The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The series that created a comic strip renaissance enters Schulz's second decade.

Launching into the 1960s, Schulz adds another new cast member. Two, in fact: The obnoxious Frieda, of "naturally curly hair" fame, and her inert, seemingly boneless cat, Faron.

The rapidly maturing Sally, who was after all just born in the previous volume, is ready to start kindergarten and not at all happy about it. Linus' life is particularly turbulent in this volume, as he is forced to wear glasses, sees the unexpected return of his favorite teacher, Miss Othmar, and coaxes Sally into the cult of the Great Pumpkin (with regrettable results).

Snoopy, meanwhile, becomes a compulsive water sprinkler head stander, unhappily befriends a snowman or two, and endures a family crisis involving a little family of birds.

Plus baseball blowouts (including a rare team victory), Beethoven birthdays, and plenty of dubious psychiatric help for a nickel.

This book collects 730 daily and Sunday comic strips, the vast majority of which are not currently available in any in-print Peanuts collection, and many of which have never been reprinted since their initial appearance in papers over 50 years ago.

New introduction by legendary jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall!

Review:

"Consider replacing those tattered old Peanuts paperbacks with this definitive series." Booklist

Review:

"What a brilliant, truly modern, totally weird idea it was to create a comic strip about a chronically depressed child." Time

Review:

"Fantagraphics' heroic project — designed with subtle, quiet beauty by the cartoonist called Seth... (Grade: A)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"As essential as pop texts get." The Onion

Review:

"Even the most demanding Peanuts fan couldn't ask for more. (Grade: A+)" Comics Buyer's Guide

Synopsis:

The series that launched a comic book renaissance enters Schulz's second decade.

Synopsis:

The series that launched a comic strip renaissance enters Schulz's second decade.

Synopsis:

Launching into the 1960s, Schulz adds another new cast member. Two, in fact: The obnoxious Frieda of "naturally curly hair" fame, and her inert, seemingly boneless cat Faron. The rapidly maturing Sally, who was after all just born in the previous volume, is ready to start kindergarten and not at all happy about it. Lucy and Linus' war over the security blanket escalates, with Lucy burying it, cutting it apart, and, in the longest sequence of the book, turning it into a kite and allowing it to fly away. Aauugh! In fact, Linus' life is particularly turbulent in this volume, as he is forced to wear glasses, sees the unexpected return of his favorite teacher, Miss Othmar, and coaxes Sally into the cult of the Great Pumpkin (with regrettable results). Snoopy, meanwhile, becomes a compulsive water sprinkler head stander, unhappily befriends a snowman or two, and endures a family crisis involving a little family of birds. (Woodstock--the bird, and the music festival, for that matter--is still a few years away.) And in one of the strangest continuities in the history of Peanuts, the (off-panel) Van Pelt parents acquire a tangerine-colored pool table and become obsessed with it! Plus baseball blowouts (including a rare team victory), Beethoven birthdays, plenty of dubious psychiatric help for a nickel, and an introduction by Diana Krall.

About the Author

Charles M. Schulz was born November 25, 1922 in Minneapolis. His destiny was foreshadowed when an uncle gave him, at the age of two days, the nickname Sparky (after the racehorse Spark Plug in the newspaper strip Barney Google).

In his senior year in high school, his mother noticed an ad in a local newspaper for a correspondence school, Federal Schools (later called Art Instruction Schools). Schulz passed the talent test, completed the course and began trying, unsuccessfully, to sell gag cartoons to magazines. (His first published drawing was of his dog, Spike, and appeared in a 1937 Ripley's Believe It Or Not! installment.) Between 1948 and 1950, he succeeded in selling 17 cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post — as well as, to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press, a weekly comic feature called Li'l Folks. It was run in the women's section and paid $10 a week. After writing and drawing the feature for two years, Schulz asked for a better location in the paper or for daily exposure, as well as a raise. When he was turned down on all three counts, he quit.

He started submitting strips to the newspaper syndicates. In the spring of 1950, he received a letter from the United Feature Syndicate, announcing their interest in his submission, Li'l Folks. Schulz boarded a train in June for New York City; more interested in doing a strip than a panel, he also brought along the first installments of what would become Peanuts — and that was what sold. (The title, which Schulz loathed to his dying day, was imposed by the syndicate). The first Peanuts daily appeared October 2, 1950; the first Sunday, January 6, 1952.

Diagnosed with cancer, Schulz retired from Peanuts at the end of 1999. He died on February 13, 2000, the day before Valentine's Day — and the day before his last strip was published — having completed 17,897 daily and Sunday strips, each and every one fully written, drawn, and lettered entirely by his own hand — an unmatched achievement in comics.

Series Description

50 Years of Art. 25 Books. Two books per year for 12 1/2 years. Fantagraphics Books is proud to present the most eagerly-awaited and ambitious publishing project in the history of the American comic strip: the complete reprinting of Charles M. Schulz's classic, Peanuts. Considered to be one of the most popular comic strips in the history of the world, Peanuts will be, for the first time, collected in its entirety.

Each volume in the series will run approximately 320 pages in an 8" x 6 1/2" hardcover format, presenting two years of strips along with supplementary material. The series will present the entire run in chronological order, dailies and Sundays.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560976721
Author:
Schulz, Charles M.
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Introduction by:
Krall, Diana
Introduction:
Krall, Diana
Author:
Seth
Author:
Krall, Diana
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Schulz, Charles M
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Brown, Charlie (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Copyright:
Series:
Complete Peanuts
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
730 black-and-white comic strips
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
7 x 9 in

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Product details 344 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781560976721 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Consider replacing those tattered old Peanuts paperbacks with this definitive series."
"Review" by , "What a brilliant, truly modern, totally weird idea it was to create a comic strip about a chronically depressed child."
"Review" by , "Fantagraphics' heroic project — designed with subtle, quiet beauty by the cartoonist called Seth... (Grade: A)"
"Review" by , "As essential as pop texts get."
"Review" by , "Even the most demanding Peanuts fan couldn't ask for more. (Grade: A+)"
"Synopsis" by , The series that launched a comic book renaissance enters Schulz's second decade.
"Synopsis" by , The series that launched a comic strip renaissance enters Schulz's second decade.
"Synopsis" by , Launching into the 1960s, Schulz adds another new cast member. Two, in fact: The obnoxious Frieda of "naturally curly hair" fame, and her inert, seemingly boneless cat Faron. The rapidly maturing Sally, who was after all just born in the previous volume, is ready to start kindergarten and not at all happy about it. Lucy and Linus' war over the security blanket escalates, with Lucy burying it, cutting it apart, and, in the longest sequence of the book, turning it into a kite and allowing it to fly away. Aauugh! In fact, Linus' life is particularly turbulent in this volume, as he is forced to wear glasses, sees the unexpected return of his favorite teacher, Miss Othmar, and coaxes Sally into the cult of the Great Pumpkin (with regrettable results). Snoopy, meanwhile, becomes a compulsive water sprinkler head stander, unhappily befriends a snowman or two, and endures a family crisis involving a little family of birds. (Woodstock--the bird, and the music festival, for that matter--is still a few years away.) And in one of the strangest continuities in the history of Peanuts, the (off-panel) Van Pelt parents acquire a tangerine-colored pool table and become obsessed with it! Plus baseball blowouts (including a rare team victory), Beethoven birthdays, plenty of dubious psychiatric help for a nickel, and an introduction by Diana Krall.
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