The Complete Peanuts 1983-1986 Gift Box Set

The Complete Peanuts 1983-1986 Gift Box Set

by Charles M. Schulz


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This box set collects the years 1983-1986 of one of the world's most popular newspaper comic strips.

Once again, a box set combining the latest volume (1985-1986) with the previous (1983-1984), complete with slipcase, available at a bargain price.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606995730
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 09/19/2012
Series: Complete Peanuts Series
Edition description: Gift
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 2.80(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

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.

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I received the latest box set of the complete peanuts series done by Fantagraphics. The readability of each comic was excellent. The design of the box is wonderful and they will look good on anyones bookshelf or case. An emmense undertaking to compile a complete peanuts. The best thing is the public can buy the series a little at a time instead of laying out one large sum of money. Gives more people access to the series - yea. Series is highly recommended for any peanuts fan.