The legacy of Charles Schulz

Jan 31, 2011

When it started, the comic strip Peanuts only appeared in seven newspapers. 60 years later it can be found in 2600. How did the comic strip reach iconic status? A new book chronicles the evolution of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts column and its spinoff products. From Snoopy before he was Joe Cool to the Great Pumpkin TV special and Peanuts lunchboxes, author Nat Gertler documents all-things-Peanuts in his colorful, interactive book, The Peanuts Collection. The book also features materials from the Schultz family archives. How did Peanuts become so much more than a comic strip?

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