The latest in Canongate's highly collectible and highly praised series, with an introduction by Alec Baldwin
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. Alec Baldwin is an American actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. His performance in the 2003 film The Cooler garnered him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination. Since 2006 he has starred in the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, receiving critical acclaim for his performance and winning two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work on the show.
* 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 The Seattle Times * Charles Schulz was an American treasure - an artist, philosopher, and keen observer of human life -- Bill Clinton * Republishing Peanuts in one gorgeous volume after another is really the first time we can truly take a step back, appreciate Schulz's work as a whole and ultimately wrap our arms around the accomplishment of Charles Schulz. Sometimes, happiness is a warm book Huffington Post * 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 * All sorts of important writers have marvelled at the glorious simplicity of [Schulz's] draftsmanship and his unerring jokecraft, all underpinned by a quiet melancholy and stoicism ... by some miracle, the entire Peanuts oeuvre is gradually being republished in this country, by Canongate ... in lavishly appointed hardback ... Unlike almost everything you read as a child, they are actually better than you remember them Spectator * As essential as pop texts get The Onion * The world of Peanuts is a microcosm, a little human comedy for the innocent reader and for the sophisticated -- Umberto Eco