Sunday, May 09, 2004

For Peanuts: The St. Paul Pioneer Press (registration required) notes the release of Charles M. Schulz: Li'l Beginnings from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, and The Complete Peanuts, from Fantagraphics:

"The father of Peanuts was never keen on collecting Li'l Folks into a book: 'I wouldn't let them,' he once wrote, 'because the style is just too different from what I draw now.' Although he was fond of saying, 'I never like anything that I did yesterday,' his widow thinks she knows better.

"'We know he cared about these cartoons,' she says, 'because he pasted almost all of the panels into an album that he kept his entire life.'"