The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974: Vol. 12 Paperback Edition (Paperback)

The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974: Vol. 12 Paperback Edition By Charles M. Schulz Cover Image
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The 1970s continues with some of the greatest Peanuts newspaper strip storylines ever!

In these paperback reprints, Rerun Van Pelt, born in our last volume, takes his first harrowing journey on the back of his mom's bike. The schoolhouse building Sally used to talk to becomes self-aware and begins to answer back. This volume also includes the classic "Mister Sack goes to camp" sequence. When Charlie Brown wears a paper bag over his head due to a rash, his alter ego, Mr. Sack, becomes more well-liked and successful than he is. Snoopy, Woodstock, and the gang enjoy several lively rounds of tennis — which is why the legendary Billie Jean King provides the perfect serve with this volume’s introduction.

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. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683962410
ISBN-10: 1683962419
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: The Complete Peanuts