The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966, Boxed Set

The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966, Boxed Set

Hardcover

$49.99

Overview

Every Peanuts Daily and Sunday from 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1966!


In this collection: Linus runs for class president, Lucy gives Charlie Brown a psychological evaluation, Peppermint Patty joins Chuck’s baseball team, Woodstock and Snoopy become friends, and Snoopy dons scarf and goggles for his first skirmish with the Red Baron! Plus: Introductions by friends-of-Peanuts Bill Melendez and Hal Hartley. Black & white illustrations with some color.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560978688
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 09/17/2007
Series: Complete Peanuts Series
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 7.20(h) x 2.90(d)

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). His ambition from a young age was to be a cartoonist and his first success was selling 17 cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post between 1948 and 1950. He also sold a weekly comic feature called Li'l Folks to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press. 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 and in the spring of 1950, United Feature Syndicate expressed interest in Li'l Folks. They bought the strip, renaming it Peanuts, a title Schulz always loathed. 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. 



The multi-talented, Hal Hartley is a key figure in the American indpendent film movement. His credits include Henry Fool, The Book of Life, and No Such Thing.

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