An updated edition explores Charles M. Schultz’s wartime experiences, creation of the Peanuts characters, his strong yet idiosyncratic moral and ethical code, and the true story behind the elusive Little Red-Haired Girl. Reprint.
The cast of Peanuts® characters has entertained us with their humorously insightful perspectives since 1950. A year-long marketing campaign by licensor United Media launched this Diamond Anniversary and creates the perfect setting for Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Peanuts®.
This small, hardcover book with all the gift appeal of a box of chocolates shows us why, in the sixty years since its debut, everything you need to know to get through life has been summed up by the gang from Peanuts. Within these pages, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, and the rest impart their thoughts on friendship, music, love, food, baseball, proper grooming, and a host of other subjects through artwork and text from original Peanuts comic strips.
When your life has been ruined, you should lie under a tree all afternoon.”Charlie Brown on Nature
Never set your stomach for a jelly-bread sandwich until you’re sure there’s some jelly.”Linus on Nutrition
It’s a scientific fact that girls are smarter than boys.”Lucy on Advanced Biology
While best known as the creator of Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) was also a thoughtful and precise prose writer who knew how to explain his craft in clear and engaging ways. My Life with Charlie Brown brings together his major prose writings, many published here for the first time.
Schulz’s autobiographical articles, book introductions, magazine pieces, lectures, and commentary elucidate his life and his art, and clarify themes of modern life, philosophy, and religion that are interwoven into his beloved, groundbreaking comic strip. Edited and with an introduction by comics scholar M. Thomas Inge, this volume will serve as the touchstone for Schulz’s thoughts and convictions and as a wide-ranging, unique autobiography in the absence of a traditional, extended memoir.
Inge and the Schulz estate have chosen a number of illustrations to include. With the approval and cooperation of the Schulz family, Inge draws on the cartoonist’s entire archives, papers, and correspondence to allow Schulz full voice to speak his mind. The project includes his comics criticism, his introductions to Peanuts volumes, his essays about philanthropy, his commentary on Christianity, his newspaper articles about the creation of his characters, and more. My Life with Charlie Brown will reveal new dimensions of this legendary cartoonist.
Charles Schulz’s Peanuts debuted in 1950 and is arguably the most important comic strip of all time. Peanuts transcended the medium, presenting complex issues and moral dilemmas in the space of four panels, while maintaining a bitingly funny sense of humor. Charlie Brown, Lucy Van Pelt, Linus, Schroeder, the Kite Eating Tree, the Great Pumpkin, and, of course, Snoopy… all are embedded in our psyches. Now, for the first time, Schulz’s classic creation will be seen in a way as close as possible to the original art created by the artist himself-in IDW’s multi-award-winning Artist’s Edition format. While appearing to be in black & white, each page of an Artist’s Edition has been scanned in COLOR to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art-for example, you are able to clearly see paste-overs, blue pencils in the art, editorial notes, art corrections. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board. Note: Because of the enormous size Charles Schulz worked, these originals will be reduced in size from the original art.
Snoopy may be one of a kind, but there are many different sides to his beloved personality. He sports hip black shades as Joe Cool, soars the skies as the Flying Ace to bring down the Red Baron, argues a brilliant court case as the fearless Legal Beagle, and types his “dark and stormy” masterpiece as a bone-afide literary icon. But through it all, Snoopy is always a trustworthy dog and man’s very best friend.