The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966: Vols. 7 & 8 Gift Box Set - Paperback (Paperback)

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In these volumes, we find out that Snoopy has a Van Gogh…and Red Baron dogfights and Peppermint Patty make their debuts!

In The Complete Peanuts 1963-1964, Snoopy's doghouse begins its conceptual expansion, as Schulz reveals that the ceiling is so huge that Linus can paint a vast (and as it turns out unappreciated) "history of civilization" mural on it. Introduction by Bill Melendez, animator of all the Peanuts TV specials.

In The Complete Peanuts 1965-1966, Snoopy launches of his writing career ("It was a dark and stormy night..."). Introduction by film director and writer Hal Hartley (Flirt, Amateur).

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. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683960393
ISBN-10: 1683960394
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 640
Language: English
Series: The Complete Peanuts

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