Only What's Necessary : Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts
'It’s a coffee-table book to end all coffee-table books — not just a beautiful object, but something anyone can flip through for an hour' - Vulture
Charles M. Schulz's approach to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what's necessary. For fifty 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. In Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts, renowned designer Chip Kidd explores Schulz's artistry. The book includes the best of the Peanuts newspaper strip, all shot off the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, interviews with Schulz, photos, vintage ads for the comic strip, and draft sketches that show the creator’s original process.
This beautiful book is a perfect present for Peanuts fans.
- Author: Chip Kidd
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Date published: October 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1419716393
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 30.5 cm
'Like Shakespeare, sunsets and James Brown’s “Get Up Offa That Thing,” the work of Charles M. Schulz is one of those things that’s actually as wonderful as everyone says it is' - Wall Street Journal
'It’s a coffee-table book to end all coffee-table books - not just a beautiful object, but something anyone can flip through for an hour' - Vulture