The Complete Peanuts 1989-1990: Vol. 20 Hardcover Edition (Hardcover)

The Complete Peanuts 1989-1990: Vol. 20 Hardcover Edition By Charles M. Schulz, Lemony Snicket (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Charles M. Schulz, Lemony Snicket (Introduction by)
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In Vol. 20 of the Complete Peanuts series, which collects the 1989-1990 newspaper strips, Charlie Brown gets a girlfriend, Snoopy gets jury duty and much more.


Our latest volume is particularly dense with romantic intrigue, as Marcie and Charlie Brown end up at camp together, sending Peppermint Patty into mad jealousy (especially since Marcie can’t resist teasing her)… and an old friend of Charlie Brown’s attempts to look him up again but confuses him with Snoopy and goes on a date with him instead. But the most crucial event in romance is Charlie Brown’s romance with Peggy Jean — even though he’s so flustered in his first conversation with her that he ends up stuck with the name “Brownie Charles” for the duration of her relationship (“I kind of like it…”). This volume also introduces yet another Snoopy sibling, Olaf, who is humiliatingly invited to enter an ugly-dog contest (and, even more humiliatingly, wins). Plus lots of Zen-like Spike-and-cactus strips, Sally Brown non-sequiturs, D-minuses for Peppermint Patty, and wise thoughts from Franklin’s grandpa… Snoopy treks through the wilderness as the Beagle Scoutmaster and through the desert as the World Famous Sergeant of the Foreign Legion, Woodstock takes a whack at being the King of the Jungle, Lucy enjoys Michael Jackson on her boom box, Marcie’s perfectionism leads to a crack-up, Pigpen runs for class president, Snoopy gets called to jury duty… and for a change, Lucy pulls the football out from under Charlie Brown.

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). His ambition from a young age was to be a cartoonist and his first success was selling 17 cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post between 1948 and 1950. He also sold a weekly comic feature called Li'l Folks to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press. 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 and in the spring of 1950, United Feature Syndicate expressed interest in Li'l Folks. They bought the strip, renaming it Peanuts, a title Schulz always loathed. 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. 



Lemony Snicket is the author of the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events; several picture books, including The Dark and The Bad Mood and the Stick; and the books collectively titled All the Wrong Questions.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606996805
ISBN-10: 1606996800
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: October 18th, 2013
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: The Complete Peanuts