Title: The Peanuts Collection: Treasures from the World’s Most Beloved Comic Strip
Author: Nat Gertler
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: October 25, 2010
Paperback: 64 pages
Genre: Comics and Graphic Novels
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.
The Peanut’s Collection: Treasures From the World’s Most Beloved Comic Strip by Nat Gertler makes a beautiful gift for Peanuts fans from young to old, collector to those relatively new to the charms of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang. Beautifully packaged, this book represents 60 years of comic book history with fascinating facts about not only the Peanuts comics, but also its creator Charles Schulz. Inside the book there are removable sticker sheets, artwork suitable for framing, books, brilliant copies of original drafts, holiday animation cels from the most beloved holiday specials, a cookbook courtesy of Snoopy, and so very much more. I found myself fascinated by this brilliant compilation of Schulz’s life work, learning more about this creative man and his beloved characters. I would highly recommend The Peanut’s Collection: Treasures From the World’s Most Beloved Comic Strip as a book to buy not only for oneself, but to also give as gifts.
Nat Gertler is a comics guy, but not just a comics guy. Sure, he has a collection of over 1000 Peanuts and Peanuts-related books, and runs blog.AAUGH.com for Peanuts book fans. And yes, he’s the publisher of the About Comics line and the the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel. And it’s true he’s the creator of Licensable BearTM. But Nat was raised on a diet of Asimov and Ellery Queen, and so likes books in general. He has contributed to everything from real estate guides to horror anthologies to computer how-to books. Nat earned his BA from Simon’s Rock College at age 18, and now lives with Dr. Lara Gertler and their two children in Camarillo, CA.
I received a complimentary copy of The Peanuts Collection by Nat Gertler from Hachette to review. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.