(W) Gary Groth, Charles Schulz w/ Leonard Maltin, Laurie Colwin (A) Charles Schulz & various
Copiously illustrated with Peanuts strips and other comics and illustrations, “What Cartooning Really Is” humanizes the complex and charming man who drew Snoopy.
Peanuts is beloved by countless readers worldwide for its iconic characters such as Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy van Pelt, it’s gentle humor, and emotional resonance. The artist behind Peanuts shares the same name recognition, but among critics and historians, he is far more than a celebrity – he wrote and drew every strip in the newspaper comic’s 50 year span. Peanuts reflects the moral, aesthetic, and intellectual foundations of Schulz’s worldview and art.
Fantagraphics is proud to present four extensive conversations with Schulz, conducted by film critic Leonard Maltin, novelist Laurie Colwin, Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth, and comics historian Rick Marschall.
Hardcover / 232pgs / Prose (w/ B&W strip images) / 11 & up