The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956 : Volume 3
The third volume in Canongate's acclaimed series, with a specially commissioned introduction from The Simpsons' Matt Groening. We travel into the mid-1950s as Linus learns to talk, Snoopy begins to explore his eccentricities, Lucy's unrequited crush on Schroeder takes final shape, and Charlie Brown becomes ... well, even more Charlie Brown-ish.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 170 x 220 x 32mm | 929g
- 20 Oct 2008
- Canongate Books Ltd
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- b&w comics.
...as powerful a comic art-piece as anything out today...will delight Peanuts aficionados. Observer
...in these first volumes (1950-54), we can already see what will appeal to 21st century readers. * * Sunday Times * * Peanuts is unequivocally the most important comics strip in the history of graphic narrative. It is also the most deeply personal . . . This third gargantuan landscape hardback compendium offers in potent monochrome the fifth and sixth years in the life of Charlie Brown and Co: an ever-evolving bombardment of cruel insight and bitingly barbed hilarity . . . This volume offers the perfect example of a masterpiece in motion: comedy gold and social glue gradually metamorphosing in an epic of spellbinding graphic mastery which became part of the fabric of billions of lives, and which continues to do so long after its maker's passing * * Now Read This * * The Complete Peanuts is beautifully bound, a comprehensive resource and, with an index and introduction, a useful contextualisation of a modern legend. * * The Skinny * * Canongate has had the brilliant wheeze of reprinting Charles Schultz's strip cartoon from the beginning in hardback volumes... * * Herald * * Beautifully designed ... One of the high-water marks of post-war popular culture. * * Daily Telegraph * * ...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. * * The List * * ...as powerful a comic art-piece as anything out today...will delight Peanuts aficionados. * * Observer * *
About Charles M. Schulz
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.