The popular Complete Peanuts popular 1971-1974, Vol. 11-12 online

The popular Complete Peanuts popular 1971-1974, Vol. 11-12 online

The popular Complete Peanuts popular 1971-1974, Vol. 11-12 online


Fantagraphics' bestselling archival series collecting the most beloved comic strip of all time—The Complete Peanuts, our landmark hardcover series, offers a unique chance to see a master of the art form refine his skills and solidify his universe, day by day, week by week, month by month. Each volume includes two years of daily strips along with featured introductions, our popular Peanuts index, essays, in-depth interviews and more, all wrapped in a gorgeous design by award-winning cartoonist Seth.




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A gift set of the eleventh and twelfth Complete Peanuts volumes, in a handsome and durable slipcase.

Just in time for the holidays, designed by the Award-winning graphic novelist, Seth! This collection of books―identical to the individual volumes―ships shrinkwrapped, with two hardcovers containing complete strips from the years 1971-1972 and 1973-1974, packed in a sturdy custom box designed especially for this set. The perfect gift item.

The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972: Sally Brown elbows her way to center stage, at least among the humans, and is thus the logical choice for cover girl... and in her honor, the introduction is provided by none other than Broadway, television and film star Kristin ( Wicked) Chenoweth, who first rose to Tony-winning fame with her scene-stealing performance as Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Two long Summer-camp sequences involve Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty, who has decided that Charlie Brown is madly in love with her, much to his clueless confusion. Snoopy shows up at camp as well, as does Peppermint Patty’s new permanent sidekick, the one and only Marcie. The eternally mutable Snoopy mostly shakes off his World War I Flying Ace identity and turns into Joe Cool, college hipster extraordinaire. And in three long sequences he writes a fan letter to his favorite author, Miss Helen Sweetstory, then goes on a journey to meet her, and finally enlists Charlie Brown’s help when her latest opus, “The Six Bunny-Wunnies Freak Out,” falls afoul of censors. Also, Woodstock attends worm school, falls in love with a worm (perhaps the most doomed unrequited Peanuts love story ever!), and is nearly eaten by the neighbors’ cat... Peppermint Patty is put on trial for another dress code violation and makes a very ill-advised choice in terms of lawyers... Snoopy turns Linus’s blanket into not one but two sportcoats... Lucy hits a home run... and the birth of one Rerun Van Pelt!

The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974: This volume features a number of tennis strips and several extended sequences involving Peppermint Patty’s friend Marcie (including a riotous, rarely seen sequence in which Marcie’s costume-making and hairstyling skills utterly spoil a skating competition for PP), so it seems only right that this volume’s introduction should be served up by Schulz’s longtime friend, tennis champion Billie Jean King. This volume also picks up on a few loose threads from the previous year, as the mysterious “Poochie” shows up in the flesh; Linus and Lucy’s new kid brother “Rerun” makes his first appearance, is almost immediately drafted onto the baseball team (where, thanks to his tiny strike zone, he wins a game), and embarks on his first terrifying journey on the back of his mom’s bike; and, in one of Peanuts’ oddest recurring storylines, the schoolhouse Sally used to talk to starts talking, or at least thinking, back at her! The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974 also includes one of the all-time classic Peanuts sequences, in which Charlie Brown’s baseball-oriented hallucinations finally manifest themselves in a baseball-shaped rash on his head. Forced to conceal the embarrassing discoloration with a bag worn over his head, Charlie Brown goes to camp as “Mister Sack” and discovers that, shorn of his identity, he’s suddenly well liked and successful. 1461 black-and-white comic strips

Review

"A “must have” for collectors of Charles Schulz’s work, highly recommended."
James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

"Schulz’s ground breaking strip is certainly worth celebrating…"
Quick Entertainment

"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."
Seattle Times

"It’s no exaggeration to call Peanuts the most successful comic strip in human history."
Michaelangelo Matos, Seattle Weekly

"Like all geniuses, Schulz blended influences in a fashion never before seen."
The Guardian

"Schulz is the pioneer of the sadness of little children. It turns out to be not so different from the sadness of adults."
Lev Grossman, Time Magazine

"Really strong stuff here, including the "Charlie Brown wears a sack on his head to summer camp" sequence, surely the "Poison River" of Peanuts."
Patrick Markfort, Articulate Nerd

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. 

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The popular Complete Peanuts popular 1971-1974, Vol. 11-12 online

The popular Complete Peanuts popular 1971-1974, Vol. 11-12 online

The popular Complete Peanuts popular 1971-1974, Vol. 11-12 online

The popular Complete Peanuts popular 1971-1974, Vol. 11-12 online