More than five hundred comic strips are reproduced, as well as such rare or never-before-seen items as a sketchbook from Schulz's army days in the early 1940s; his very first printed strip, Just Keep Laughing; his private scrapbook of pre-Peanuts Li'l Folks strips; developmental sketches for the first versions of Charlie Brown and the other Peanuts characters; a sketchbook from 1963; and many more materials gathered from the Schulz archives in Santa Rosa, California.It was fun to re-visit a comic strip I grew up with. I rated this 4 out of 5.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz by Charles M. Schulz
This is another book I found among my mother's, and it was delightful. I'm going to "cheat" and quote Goodreads here: