Good grief, Charles Schulz

complete peanuts vol 1

Local favorites Fantagraphics announced today that they will begin reprinting the complete Peanuts—all fifty years—with a collection from the first two years (1950 to 1952) to be published next April. The plan is to do 25 books, two a year. I’m most interested by the first book, which should shed some interesting light on the development of the characters in the strip—since Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, and even Snoopy started out as babies. There were fascinating hints of those early characters in the Art of Peanuts collection that was published a few years back.

No way to pre-order, though ISBN (1-56097-589-X), price ($28.95), and cover are given.