Fantagraphics, who for the past several years has been collecting Charles M. Schulz‘s Peanuts daily comic strip in it’s entirety, has announced plans for collecting the Sunday strips in ten full color volumes.
When Dorothy first finds herself in Oz, the whole world refocuses and
shifts from black and white to full color. The time has come for Peanuts to turn a page into the same spectrum! Coming in the Fall of 2013, Fantagraphics will be releasing Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955 in resplendent remastered colors. Each volume will contain four years of Sunday comics just the way Charles M. Schulz intended, in crisp full color. You don’t have to be a white witch to see the beauty in these comics.
Publisher Gary Groth stated, “We always felt that the best format for The Complete Peanuts was a black and white reprinting of every Peanuts
strip ever drawn and that reprinting the Sunday strips in color would
be too distracting. But, we always wanted to reprint just the Sunday Peanuts
in full color at a size closer to what they were originally printed in
in the newspapers — and so we are, gloriously re-colored using Charles
Schulz’s original palette.” Created by Charles Schulz in 1950, Peanuts ran for 50 years until he retired on February 12th, 2000. He passed away that day with one final strip ready to print.
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955
by Charles M Schulz
$49.99 Hardcover • 288 pages
Full color • 12.75″ x 10″
Designed as a series of ten massive coffee-table quality books, each one containing a half-decade’s worth of Sunday strips, Peanuts Every Sunday
is a book to be enjoyed any day, not just Sundays. Recolored by Joanne
Bagge, the striking colors of the Red Baron dashing across the sky to
the soft blue hue of Linus’ blanket to Woodstock’s fuzzy yellow head all
grace the pages of Peanuts Every Sunday. Enjoy the secret pleasure of seeing Charlie’s original zigzag shirt in many colors before becoming its trademark yellow.
Don’t be a blockhead – get ready for for the majestic beauty of Charles M. Schulz in full color.