The Complete Peanuts 1959-1960 (Vol. 5)

The Complete Peanuts 1959-1960 (Vol. 5)


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Firsts in this volume of the paperback reprint: Linus spends the night in the pumpkin patch, Lucy sets up a psychiatrist booth, and Snoopy climbs to the top of his doghouse; intro by EGOT-winner Whoopi Goldberg.

As the first decade of Peanuts closes, Charlie Brown’s sister Sally makes her appearance — first as an (off-panel) brand new baby for Charlie to gush over, then as a toddler and eventually a real, talking, thinking cast member. (By the end of this volume, she’ll already start developing her crush on Linus.) All this, and one of the most famous Peanuts strips ever: “Happiness is a warm puppy.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606999219
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Series: Complete Peanuts Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 428,312
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Charles M. Schulz was born November 25, 1922, in Minneapolis. His destiny was foreshadowed when an uncle gave him, at the age of two days, the nickname Sparky (after the racehorse Spark Plug in the newspaper strip Barney Google).
In his senior year in high school, his mother noticed an ad in a local newspaper for a correspondence school, Federal Schools (later called Art Instruction Schools). Schulz passed the talent test, completed the course, and began trying, unsuccessfully, to sell gag cartoons to magazines. (His first published drawing was of his dog, Spike, and appeared in a 1937 Ripley's Believe It or Not! installment.) Between 1948 and 1950, he succeeded in selling 17 cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post—as well as, to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press, a weekly comic feature called Li'l Folks. It was run in the women's section and paid $10 a week. After writing and drawing the feature for two years, Schulz asked for a better location in the paper or for daily exposure, as well as a raise. When he was turned down on all three counts, he quit.
He started submitting strips to the newspaper syndicates. In the spring of 1950, he received a letter from the United Feature Syndicate, announcing their interest in his submission, Li'l Folks. Schulz boarded a train in June for New York City; more interested in doing a strip than a panel, he also brought along the first installments of what would become Peanuts—and that was what sold. (The title, which Schulz loathed to his dying day, was imposed by the syndicate.) The first Peanuts daily appeared October 2, 1950; the first Sunday, January 6, 1952.
Diagnosed with cancer, Schulz retired from Peanuts at the end of 1999. He died on February 13, 2000, the day before Valentine's Day—and the day before his last strip was published—having completed 17,897 daily and Sunday strips, each and every one fully written, drawn, and lettered entirely by his own hand—an unmatched achievement in comics.

Whoopi Goldberg is a household name; she’s one of the few people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony. She currently hosts the talk show The View.

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Complete Peanuts 1959-1960 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
WittyreaderLI on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the 5th installment in the Peanuts series. I enjoyed reading it, as I always do. I kind of sped through this volume. My favorite thing about these books are the seasonal aspects. I love the fact that every Valentine's, Christmas, Beethoven's birthday and Halloween you will see a themed strip. I also like seeing the characters evolve. This book features the debut of Sally Brown.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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1959 was a transitional year for Peanuts. First of all, it featured the debut of Sally, Charlie Brown's cute baby sister. It would take another year before she'd be known for whining, mispronouncing words, a jumprope fan and of course, having a crush on Linus, much to the blanket carrying philosopher's chagrin! Snoopy would be seen resting atop his doghouse often (he's already proven to be a talented actor and dancer!). Linus would develop a crush on his teacher, Miss Othmar, and every Halloween, he'd promise the entire Peanuts gang the Great Pumpkin was coming. Whenever Charlie Brown was feeling depressed (which was quite often), he'd seek out Psychiatric Care from Lucy (for 5 cents, of course). In one classic cartoon, Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus look up at the sky and look at the clouds. Charlie Brown is so impressed with what Linus sees that he's embarrassed by what he sees! Patty (not Peppermint Patty, you'll see her debut in 1966) is on the front cover. At this point, she's little more than one of Lucy's 2 shadows (the other being Violet). Whoopi Goldberg notes in the introduction that Charles Schulz had a lot of anger in him (that's putting it mildly). Schulz would remember all the most painful moments in his life and put them in his cartoon strip (it's hard not to relate to Charlie Brown, who's the consumate everyman!).