Since 2004, Fantagraphicsopens a new window has been re-releasing the entire run of Peanutsopens a new window comics in beautifully bound volumes. Peanuts ran from 1950 through February 13, 2000, and every single comic strip is captured in these volumes. The 25th and final volumeopens a new window of The Complete Peanutsopens a new window is released on May 10 of this year. Each bound volume has an introduction penned by a unique author and volume 25 is introduced by President Obama.opens a new window
These hardcover versions of Shulz's iconic comics have been gracing the bedrooms of my sons for the last few months. They trade volumes (usually amicably) every few evenings and never seem to tire of re-reading the same strips. Along with Calvin and Hobbesopens a new window, Garfieldopens a new window, and many other beloved favorites , the recent additions of The Complete Peanuts have been part of a project at ELPL to replace and refresh some of the most beloved, and checked out, books at the library. If you haven't enjoyed any of these comics recently, check them out.