While the 50-year run of the Peanuts newspaper strip is obviously the heart and soul of Charles Schulz´s career, he also created a large amount of Peanuts material that didn´t run in the strip. This bonus 26th volume of The Complete Peanuts collects all of Schulz´s non-strip related Peanuts art: storybooks, comic book stories, single-panel gags, advertising art, book illustrations, photographs and even a recipe. With close to 1,000 Peanuts images included, all created by Schulz himself, no true Peanuts library would be complete without this final, celebratory volume of The Complete Peanuts. As a fitting end to the volume - and the series - Schulz´s widow, Jeannie Schulz, provides an emotional afterword to the volume, as well.
Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up in Saint Paul. He gained a worldwide reputation as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. He died in 2000.