The latest in Canongate's highly collectible and highly praised series, with an introduction by RiffTrax
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. Conor Lastowka and Sean Thomason are the minds behind the cult classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 and its current iteration, RiffTrax, writing and producing hilarious commentaries to films.
* It's impossible to think of another popular art form that reaches across generations the way the daily comic strip does ... at the pinnacle of that long tradition, there was Charles Schulz -- Seattle Times * Charles Schulz was an American treasure - an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life -- BILL CLINTON * The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the innocent reader and for the sophisticated -- UMBERTO ECO * Charles Schulz was, plain and simple, a great artist and philosopher ... But most importantly, he teaches all ages that if you can learn to laugh at the things that cause you the most pain you will be the strongest of all. Peanuts: a real way of life -- JOHN WATERS * Peanuts was, is, and will continue to be the finest comic in the world. Bravo -- RAY BRADBURY * The understated clarity of Peanuts influenced virtually every comic strip that's appeared in recent decades ... The Complete Peanuts reveals how one of the masters of the comic strip developed' Observer * 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 Sunday Times