Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of


Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts [Reading] ➾ Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts By Chip Kidd – Thomashillier.co.uk Charles M Schulz believed that the key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what s necessary For years, from October , , to February , , Schulz wrote and illustrat Charles M Schulz believed that the Necessary: Charles PDF/EPUB ¾ key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what s necessary Foryears, from October to February Schulz wrote and illustrated Peanuts, the single most popular and influential comic strip in the world In all strips were published, making it arguably the longest story ever Only What's ePUB ½ 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 What's Necessary: Charles ePUB ´ 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the original art by award winning photographer Geoff Spear, Only What s Necessary also features exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work much of which has never been seen before.


10 thoughts on “Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts

  1. Stewart Tame Stewart Tame says:

    Chip Kidd makes design look easy It doesn t seem to matter what he s writing about the book is guaranteed to look gorgeous and make you seem smart and perceptive for reading it This book is no exception Charles Schulz art has never looked better Kidd had access to a treasure trove of originals, sketches, rarities, non Peanuts work, andSome of this material will be familiar to Peanuts fans, but even they have probably never seen it looking this good.


  2. Terry Collins Terry Collins says:

    Produced with loving care from the Schulz archives, this is at times a fascinating peek behind the curtain at the methods used to create 50 years of Peanuts strips but, since Schulz was an intuitive cartoonist, we don t have tons of lost material or even rejected ideas as one might expect later day rejects came from his wastebasket and saved by a member of his office staff Home runs include the original correspondence with Harriet Glickman and how Franklin was created for the series Mo Produced with loving care from the Schulz archives, this is at times a fascinating peek behind the curtain at the methods used to create 50 years of Peanuts strips but, since Schulz was an intuitive cartoonist, we don t have tons of lost material or even rejected ideas as one might expect later day rejects came from his wastebasket and saved by a member of his office staff Home runs include the original correspondence with Harriet Glickman and how Franklin was created for the series More of this can be found here the strips at original size was a treat, along with the aspects of how the art was created that is hidden in the production process I was salivating at seeingabout the licensing end of the Peanuts empire, and while we got some information, again, it was lackingoften than not Don t get me wrong this is a handsome volume that deserves shelf space next to the Fantagraphics Complete Peanuts series, but in the end, I found it a tiny bit lacking


  3. Jemppu Jemppu says:

    Well displayed look into the origins and evolution of Peanuts characters through strips, associated sketches, doodles, and promotional paraphernalia Perhaps some behind the scenes stories in place of few of the many whole page strips would ve made the book feel a bitwholesome, but overall a very nice spread of unedited Schulz art.


  4. Adam Adam says:

    I love Chip Kidd s design work In this case I wish he had includedbehind the scenes information and fewer double sized comic strips It s a great book to have.


  5. E E says:

    This book was presented as a sort of inside the mind of Schulz the artist, intended to show how he uniquely formed the characters and scenes that made Peanuts so beloved But that s not really how the book turned out It s really just a collection of some of his greatest hits over the 50 years, plus photos of his other merchandising and licensing efforts which were beyond legion The inside the artist shtick is propped up by drafts, sketches, etc which add little to one s understanding of This book was presented as a sort of inside the mind of Schulz the artist, intended to show how he uniquely formed the characters and scenes that made Peanuts so beloved But that s not really how the book turned out It s really just a collection of some of his greatest hits over the 50 years, plus photos of his other merchandising and licensing efforts which were beyond legion The inside the artist shtick is propped up by drafts, sketches, etc which add little to one s understanding of Schulz Most of them are faint, even illegible including wadded up pieces of paper that his secretary rescued from the trash can they were in the rubbish for a reason But the finished strips, well, they re magnificent Funny, I hated Peanuts as a kid Thought it was dumb Unfunny But as an adult I see its brilliance


  6. Laura Harrison Laura Harrison says:

    I love this one Beautiful format, covers everything Snoopy including vintage toys and collectible Lavishly illustrated One of the best books of the holiday season.


  7. Bill Landau Bill Landau says:

    Loved it Loved it Loved it It was so much fun to see some rare Schulz drawings when I thought I had seen everything there was to see This book will keep me smiling and warm all winter long.


  8. Lynn Lynn says:

    This is not a compendium but an assortment of sketches and some acquired items from the Schulz museum It gives the reader a picture of how the strip was developed by Schulz and how it got popular.The contents are mainly photographs of items from the Schulz museum, including the strips themselves Some pages are full page renditions of things it s hard to tell what it really is and that I m unsure why they thought it was necessary to include in a coffee table type book with heavy cover, glossy This is not a compendium but an assortment of sketches and some acquired items from the Schulz museum It gives the reader a picture of how the strip was developed by Schulz and how it got popular.The contents are mainly photographs of items from the Schulz museum, including the strips themselves Some pages are full page renditions of things it s hard to tell what it really is and that I m unsure why they thought it was necessary to include in a coffee table type book with heavy cover, glossy paper, etc I was a huge Peanuts fan in the sixties, but I m afraid I lost interest once it moved away from the strip Didn t care that much for the TV specials and stopped watching them with the music by Vince Guaraldi and the hyper marketing of everything Peanuts To the end there were always good Peanuts strips to be seen, and the characters were memorable


  9. Tim Lapetino Tim Lapetino says:

    Chip Kidd s wonderful collection of Charles Schultz s Peanuts, Only What s Necessary, is a wonderful tribute to the artist and his unprecedented comic strip work This book is neither exhaustive or deep, but it provides a unique look at the work of the artist who has connected with generations through his drawing.Many details are omitted in this book, but the perspective of Schultz as an artist is a unique one, and Kidd does a great job in letting his design showcase the depth, original art an Chip Kidd s wonderful collection of Charles Schultz s Peanuts, Only What s Necessary, is a wonderful tribute to the artist and his unprecedented comic strip work This book is neither exhaustive or deep, but it provides a unique look at the work of the artist who has connected with generations through his drawing.Many details are omitted in this book, but the perspective of Schultz as an artist is a unique one, and Kidd does a great job in letting his design showcase the depth, original art and quality of Schultz s linework Geoff Spear s photography really shines in this volume, as he scrapes light across the dozens of original strips in his photography That quality comes across gorgeously and intimately in this nice book.Wonderful book that would be a great read for hard core Peanuts fans and an intriguing introduction for those less familiar Recommended


  10. Ridwan Anam Ridwan Anam says:

    Vintage Schulz Contains many breathtakingly beautiful reprints of drawings, sketches, photos, rough samples, unpublished works of creations of Charles Schulz, perfectly arranged in chronological order This book will show hundreds of intimate insights about Schulz s creation process Must Read if you are a Peanuts fan Deserves 4.5 10.


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