The world's most popular comic strip (over 350 million Peanuts books sold worldwide) will be collected in its entirety in 25 editions, with half the collection being reprinted for the first time. Unlike many older strips that must be reproduced from newsprint, The Complete Peanuts boasts archival-quality proofs for virtually every strip in its history.
Each volume in the series will run over 300 pages in hardcover format, presenting two years' worth of strips in chronological order along with supplementary material such as an extended interview with Schulz himself. Produced with the cooperation of Schulz's widow, Jean Schulz, the series includes dailies and Sundays, printed in black and white and in a format that will accommodate three dailies or one Sunday strip per page.
The first volume is introduced by Garrison Keillor and covers the first three years of Schulz's comics, including those never before collected as the young artist worked out the kinks in his new strip. Thus The Complete Peanuts offers a unique chance to see a master of the artform refine his skills.
Cartoonist Seth, author of It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken and a lifelong Peanuts fan, will be designing the entire series.