The Peanuts Collection
Treasures from the World's Most Beloved Comic Strip
By Nat Gertler
(Little, Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316086103, 64pp.)
Publication Date: October 2010
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This fully authorized, one-of-a-kind illustrated book celebrates the 60th anniversary of the world's most beloved comic strip characters. A compendium of rare materials from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and family archives, The Peanuts Collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and features high-quality reproductions of original sketches, comics, and photographs from the world of Peanuts. Removable film cels, stickers, and booklets are included, as well as reproduction prints of Peanuts artwork ready for framing. Written by Peanuts aficionado Nat Gertler, with quotes from Schulz family members and a foreword by daughter Amy Schulz Johnson, the text offers insight into the making of the comic strip and its impact beyond the realms of newspapers and books to film, television, and popular culture. The Peanuts Collection is a must-own keepsake for anyone who loves Snoopy and the gang.
Nat Gertler is the founder and author of Aaugh.com, a comprehensive resource for Peanuts collectors and fans. Gertler has written for Speed Racer, Flintstones, and NASCAR Adventures. He has authored horror works for Pocket Books, written a number of titles in the Complete Idiot's Guide series, contributes regularly to Hogan's Alley, a comics-related magazine, and is the founder and publisher of packager About Comics.
"There are lots of lovely surprises here to delight Peanuts fans. The interactive elements make the book fun to investigate and readers will open these letters with the same anticipation my husband did when he received them."
"A gold mine of Peanuts memorabilia and removable inserts. . . ." —The Christian Science Monitor
"From the high-quality reproductions of original sketches, comics and photographs to the removable film cells, stickers and booklets, the attention to detail is impressive. There are even reproduction prints of Peanuts artwork ready for framing. . . . . With quotes from the Schulz family and elements from throughout Peanuts' 60 years, this interactive book is one that fans new and old won't want to put down." —Deseret News
". . . the ultimate present and truly a book for collectors" —Collectors Gazette