Peanuts: A Golden Celebration: The Art and the Story of the World's Best-Loved Comic Strip

Peanuts A Golden Celebration The Art and the Story of the World s Best Loved Comic Strip This remarkable collection of strips spanning the last years gives readers a look at the first appearance of Linus Marcy Pigpen and Woodstock and even the first time Lucy holds the football for

  • Title: Peanuts: A Golden Celebration: The Art and the Story of the World's Best-Loved Comic Strip
  • Author: Charles M. Schulz David Larkin
  • ISBN: 9780060766603
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • This remarkable collection of strips spanning the last 50 years gives readers a look at the first appearance of Linus, Marcy, Pigpen, and Woodstock, and even the first time Lucy holds the football for Charlie Brown.

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    1. Charles Monroe Schulz was an American cartoonist, whose comic strip Peanuts proved one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium, and is still widely reprinted on a daily basis.Schulz s first regular cartoons, Li l Folks, were published from 1947 to 1950 by the St Paul Pioneer Press he first used the name Charlie Brown for a character there, although he applied the name in four gags to three different boys and one buried in sand The series also had a dog that looked much like Snoopy In 1948, Schulz sold a cartoon to The Saturday Evening Post the first of 17 single panel cartoons by Schulz that would be published there In 1948, Schulz tried to have Li l Folks syndicated through the Newspaper Enterprise Association Schulz would have been an independent contractor for the syndicate, unheard of in the 1940s, but the deal fell through Li l Folks was dropped from the Pioneer Press in January, 1950.Later that year, Schulz approached the United Feature Syndicate with his best strips from Li l Folks, and Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950 The strip became one of the most popular comic strips of all time He also had a short lived sports oriented comic strip called It s Only a Game 1957 1959 , but he abandoned it due to the demands of the successful Peanuts From 1956 to 1965 he contributed a single panel strip Young Pillars featuring teenagers to Youth, a publication associated with the Church of God.Peanuts ran for nearly 50 years, almost without interruption during the life of the strip, Schulz took only one vacation, a five week break in late 1997 At its peak, Peanuts appeared in than 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries Schulz stated that his routine every morning consisted of eating a jelly donut and sitting down to write the day s strip After coming up with an idea which he said could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours , he began drawing it, which took about an hour for dailies and three hours for Sunday strips He stubbornly refused to hire an inker or letterer, saying that it would be equivalent to a golfer hiring a man to make his putts for him In November 1999 Schulz suffered a stroke, and later it was discovered that he had colon cancer that had metastasized Because of the chemotherapy and the fact he could not read or see clearly, he announced his retirement on December 14, 1999 Schulz often touched on religious themes in his work, including the classic television cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965 , which features the character Linus van Pelt quoting the King James Version of the Bible Luke 2 8 14 to explain what Christmas is all about In personal interviews Schulz mentioned that Linus represented his spiritual side Schulz, reared in the Lutheran faith, had been active in the Church of God as a young adult and then later taught Sunday school at a United Methodist Church In the 1960s, Robert L Short interpreted certain themes and conversations in Peanuts as being consistent with parts of Christian theology, and used them as illustrations during his lectures about the gospel, as he explained in his bestselling paperback book, The Gospel According to Peanuts, the first of several books he wrote on religion and Peanuts, and other popular culture items.From the late 1980s, however, Schulz described himself in interviews as a secular humanist I do not go to church any I guess you might say I ve come around to secular humanism, an obligation I believe all humans have to others and the world we live in.

    2. Really one good history and background read. It tells story behind the famous comic strips and development of characters. Snoopy is my favorite. Logical Dog.

    3. Eine schöne Zusammenstellung über 50 Jahre Peanuts. Es ist wirklich interessant zu sehen, wie sich manche Figuren im Lauf der Zeit verändert und entwickelt haben

    4. I found this at a thrift store in almost perfect condition for $3, so I grabbed it. As a kid, I became acquainted with the Peanuts gang mostly by checking out collections of their strips from the school library. This book is just that - a collection of strips spanning about 50 years. It's not comprehensive, but there is enough there to gain an appreciation for the genius of Charles Schulz. Organized by decade, it includes notes from Schulz providing insight on the development of perhaps the grea [...]

    5. Thank you Schulz. Peanuts have inspire me to read. Most important. I'm dyslexia. Charlie Brown had encourage me. Never give up and keep on trying. If Peanuts have never existed. I would never have graduated college. Again. Thank you Schulz.

    6. I picked up this volume to be an introduction to the world of Peanuts, because I believe I have managed to go more than thirty years without actually reading more than a handful of these comic strips. The comics themselves do not disappoint. Ranging from laugh-out-loud-funny to poignant and thoughtful via existential horror (or was the one just me?) Charlie Brown, his self-centred dog Snoopy, and pals are a delight to read. As for the volume itself, well, it was a fine introduction but it was fa [...]

    7. An excellent overview of the career of the masterful, Charles M. Schulz. If you love the Peanuts and want an inside view of how they sprung to life, this is the book for you. The margin notes are superb. Charles Schulz himself, gives brilliant insight into how he developed his characters, how particular strips and story lines came about, the inner workings and dynamics of his characters and their relationships, connections to his own family life, ongoing themes and motifs, and his own personal f [...]

    8. Absolutely love Peanuts. A great collection and overview of Charles Schulz's legacy, and inspired me to start reading the actual full collections. As this is an overview across the years, there are lots of gaps between longer "arcs" if you will, but nothing too terrible. There were a few pages where the printers inserted a strip out of order, and one glaring error where they reprinted a 1989 strip in with the 1998 ones! Other than that, this is a fine collection for any Peanuts fan, young or old [...]

    9. What can I say. After The Far Side, Doonesbury, and some New Yorker cartoons, the Peanuts strip is my next all time favorite; I used to like Kathy also. I was never much of a comic book or comic strip reader, but as a kid, this was my favorite cartoon strip for years and years. And this collection is terrific for Peanuts and Charles Schulz fans. The characters in these cartoons and lovable and Schulz knows about dogs & children & human nature in general.

    10. This is a delightful, smile-inducing compilation of the best Peanuts comic strips, with comments and explanations from Charles Schulz himself. More Schulz notes would have been appreciated, as he offered good insight on introducing and developing characters, storyline origins, audience response, and much more. This book was published in 1999, months before Schulz died, so it's nearly comprehensive in its coverage of his work. If you're a Peanuts fan (as I am), this is highly recommended.

    11. PEANUTS! 50 YEARS!So I may be collecting the most awesome comics project ever, the COMPLETE PEANUTS collection (see reviews of the already released books here on ), but that doesn't mean I don't feel obligated to get gems like the 50 Years of Peanuts book in addition.Especially when it's golden. ;-)

    12. A beautiful retrospective of Schulz's work, of Charlie Brown, of Schulz's life, of all we love of the Peanuts, and most importantly, of Snoopy! A great coffee table book, but even better just before bed, to cheer you after a long adult working day. Such a joy.

    13. I used to stay at my Nana and Grandpa's house a lot in Boulder City, NV. I would "walk uptown" to the library to check out books while I was there. I read all of the Peanuts comic books that they had.

    14. Read this in high school and used a comic in it for my paper on Anna Karenina. Since I'm leading the Anna Karenina book club in February, I thought I'd see if I can find that comic again. Plus Margaret loves "Chibby Brown."

    15. A beautiful collection of one of the world's most beloved comic strip characters and his friends and all their crazy adventures!

    16. The joy of reading Schulz lies not in the jokes, which are usually bad, but in the characters and his drawing style. This book often shows him at his best.

    17. if i included every peanuts book ever published, it would take up my whole list, so i'll just include this one as a representative

    18. When I find myself in times of trouble, brother Charlie comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, GOOD GRIEF!

    19. It's the same as Peanuts: A Golden Celebration: The Art and Story of The World's Best-Loved Comic Strip but in German.And it's absolutly brillant.

    20. Another case where I'm glad that I got the hardback edition if for no other reason than that the paperback version of "a GOLDEN celebration" doesn't have the gold cover!

    21. Bought this back after the death of Charles Shutz. Peanuts played a big part in my home growing up. Both my parents were fans. Now my children are really enjoying this book.

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