Saturday, January 20, 2007
The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962, by Charles M. Schulz
Happiness is a collection of Peanuts strips. The Complete Peanuts is a twice a year collection of two years of Charles Schulz's famous comic strip. I love these early strips. Quite a few of them I recognize from my Peanuts Treasury which I had as a child, but there is a good deal of wisdom and angst in these strips. Through these strips we see the evolution of the Peanuts art and the evolution of the characters. We see dialogue which would later be part of the A Charlie Brown Christmas special, but really, it's because in my childhood Peanuts was a slice of life.