The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968: Vol. 9 Paperback Edition (Paperback)

The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968: Vol. 9 Paperback Edition By Charles M. Schulz, John Waters (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Charles M. Schulz, John Waters (Introduction by)
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This paperback edition of the newspaper strip introduces Franklin, and Snoopy’s original owner, Lila, returns: with an intro by John Waters.

The World War I Flying Ace is riding high throughout this volume, but Snoopy still has time to moonlight as an arm-wrestling champion, a figure skater, a vulture, and the “Cheshire Beagle." Not to mention running for political office on the “Paw" ticket! Also, did you know Charlie Brown isn’t his original owner? Plus: Franklin and José Peterson made their debuts, side by side with old favorites like Sally, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Peppermint Patty.

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. 

Director, screenwriter, and well-known raconteur of American kitsch and camp, John Waters' films include Pink Flamingos and Cecil B. Demented. In 2002 his film Hairspray was made into a hit Broadway musical.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683960959
ISBN-10: 1683960955
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: The Complete Peanuts