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Early- to-mid-1980s oversized Peanuts Sunday newspaper strips in vintage color—as they’ve never been collected!
Sunday Peanuts in their original pastel-heavy coloring makes for a surprisingly different and fulfilling reading experience, and these strips have been scrupulously restored and recolored to look better than they ever have, with far better printing and on higher quality paper. The early to mid-'80s strips collected in this volume highlights fan-favorites Franklin, Peppermint Patty, and Spike. The Beagle Scouts and Charlie Brown’s always-contentious relationship with his kite also feature prominently. And when it comes to Lucy, "The Doctor is In."
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.