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Only What's Necessary : Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Hardcover) (Chip Kidd)

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Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) believed that the key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what’s necessary. For 50 years, from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, Schulz wrote and illustratedPeanuts, the single most popular and influential comic strip in the world. In all, 17,897 strips were published, making it “arguably the longest story ever told by one human being,” according to Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University. For Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, renowned designer Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the extraordinary archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Reproducing the best of the Peanuts newspaper strip,all shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear,Only What’s Necessary also features exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work—much of which has never been seen before.
"Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) believed that the key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in "only what's necessary." For fifty years, from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, Schulz wrote and illustrated Peanuts, the single most popular and influential comic strip in the world. In all, 17,897 strips were published, making it "arguably the longest story ever told by one human being," according to Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University. For Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, renowned designer Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the extraordinary archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Reproducing the best of the Peanuts newspaper strip, all shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, Only What's Necessary also features exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work--much of which has never been seen before"--
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Art, Comics + Graphic Novels
Sub-Genre: Popular Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Author: Chip Kidd
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 18855954
UPC: 9781419716393
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-3777
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MSRPwas $40.00

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Excellent review of Schulz and his characters, especially his early work

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Yazmeen 1 year ago
This is a fascinating book in the respect of it being a review of some of Schulz's early work, including his original "Li'l Folks" cartoons and some of his non-Peanuts artwork and cartoons, especially the books about teenagers. It is more artwork than actual reading material, but this is a must for ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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