One of the most iconic characters of the 20th century was Charles Shulz's Snoopy. Charlie Brown's pet beagle had an amazing fantasy life that took the character from simply being a pet to being an icon.
"Snoopy really got going when I got him upon the top of the doghouse. The drawing began to open up and become more flexible. It was funny to have him lie back and think about things. That's when the famous World War I Flying Ace was born."
- Charles M. Schulz
After fifty years of Peanuts
and generations of follower, Snoopy has become an instantly recognizable character with millions of fans worldwide. The amazing new deluxe hardcover collection, Celebrating Snoopy
, out now from Andrews McMeel Publishing, highlights the evolution of the beloved character from the 1950s through 2000.
The collection is spectacular both in presentation and content. The deluxe hardcover is packed with thousands of Peanuts
strips featuring Snoopy, along with historical tidbits from each of Peanuts’ five decades. Strips are reprinted in black and white and color. Fun details like the edges around the strips lend a real scrapbook feel to this collection.
Of additional interest are the insights from Schulz that are sprinkled throughout the collection. Its always interesting to get an insight into an artist's processes - both though and artistic.
The simple fact that these characters survived into the new millennium and have recently been reborn with a new film franchise speaks to their timelessness. Magically nostalgic, Celebrating Snoopy
, is a pop culture time capsule of the highest order.
is a heartwarming tribute, the ultimate collector’s item, and a great gift for fans of Snoopy. The holidays are coming and this one belongs under your tree. I guarantee there's at least one Peanuts
fan in your home who will thank you for it.
Celebrating Snoopy is available now wherever books are sold.