The tenth volume in this facsimile series was originally published back in 1961 by the Clarke, Irwin & Company, Ltd of Toronto, Canada.
A tenth collection of classic Peanuts newspaper comic strips, this time 122 Peanuts Sunday strips, from 1958-1961. The larger format, three tier rather than the single daily strip format allowed Schultz to play with the format of the gag and construct perfect little vignettes - from Sally Brown’s first Sunday appearance to waiting for the Great Pumpkin with Linus, or Charlie Brown’s yearly battle with Lucy to kick the football. There’s not a page that’s not filled with beautiful drawing and Schulz’s wonderful rye take on childhood.
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Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 (the day after Schulz's death), continuing in reruns afterward. The strip is considered to be one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium, with 17,897 strips published in all. At its peak, Peanuts ran in over 2,600 newspapers, with a readership of 355 million in 75 countries, and was translated into 21 languages.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).In his senior year in high school, his mother noticed an ad in a local newspaper for a correspondence school, Federal Schools (later called Art Instruction Schools). Schulz passed the talent test, completed the course and began trying, unsuccessfully, to sell gag cartoons to magazines. (His first published drawing was of his dog, Spike, and appeared in a 1937 Ripley's Believe It Or Not! installment.) Between 1948 and 1950, he succeeded in selling 17 cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post—as well as, to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press, a weekly comic feature called Li'l Folks. It was run in the women's section and paid $10 a week. 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.
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