Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Hardcover)

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By Chip Kidd, Geoff Spear (Photographer), Jeff Kinney (Introduction by)
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Charles M. Schulz (1922 2000) believed that the key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what's necessary. For 50 years, from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, Schulz wrote and illustrated "Peanuts," the single most popular and influential comic strip in the world. In all, 17,897 strips were published, making it arguably the longest story ever told by one human being, according to Robert Thompson, professor of popular culture at Syracuse University. For "Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts," renowned designer Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the extraordinary archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. Reproducing the best of the "Peanuts "newspaper strip, all shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, "Only What's Necessary "also features exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work much of which has never been seen before.

About the Author

Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer, and editor-at-large for Pantheon. A three-time Eisner Award winner, he has written and designed over a dozen books on comics including "Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz." His novels, "The Cheese Monkeys "and "The Learners," were national bestsellers, as was "True Prep: It s a Whole New Old World "(with Lisa Birnbach). Other books include "Go: A Kidd s Guide to Graphic Design "and the forthcoming "Judge This." He lives in New York City.

Geoff Spear is an award-winning photographer who has collaborated with Chip Kidd on over a dozen books and numerous book jackets. His compelling photographs have appeared on the cover and in the pages of "TIME," "Newsweek," "Fortune," "Entertainment Weekly," "GQ," the "New York Times Magazine," and many others. He lives in New York City.

Jeff Kinney is a #1 "New York Times" bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of "Time" magazine s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of "Time "magazine s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in southern Massachusetts, where he has a bookstore, An Unlikely Story."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419716393
ISBN-10: 1419716395
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: October 20th, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English