Wednesday, December 26, 2007

by David Michaelis

For almost fifty years, Charles Schulz drew all 17, 897 strips for his Peanuts cartoon. No help, nor any ideas from anyone else. He did it all himself.
In Schulz and Peanuts Michaelis has written quite an absorbing biography of a brilliant man who, unfortunately, was very unhappy. Schulz always had this feeling of "aloneness" and never felt loved. His whole life was the comic strip.
Through extensive interviews with family, friends and peers, access to his studio and business correspondence, private letters and drawings (250 Peanuts strips interspersed throughout), the book will awaken you to what this, intensely private, man was all about.