Here Comes Charlie Brown! A Peanuts Pop-Up


Charlie Brown comes to life like never before in this giftable pop-up book featuring the first-ever Peanuts comic strip


ISBN: 9781419757785 Category:

Charles M. Schulz, Gene Jr. Kannenberg


Charles M. Schulz introduced readers to “Good Ol’ Charlie Brown” on October 2, 1950, with the publication of the very first Peanuts comic strip-considered the most iconic comic of all time. It is also a perfect haiku of art, text, and paranoia, with a variation of the Browning sonnet “How Do I Love Thee?” thrown in for literary measure. Everything that is great about Schulz and Peanuts is established right out of the gate in these four perfect panels, which have influenced every comic strip that has followed. With this innovative, palm-sized pop-up book, cartoonist and comics historian Gene Kannenberg Jr. brings that very first comic strip to life for a whole new generation, as well as for longtime fans of the classic and beloved brand.

Additional information

Weight 242 g
Dimensions 12.6 x 18.4 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 28 March 2024
Number of pages 12
Format Hardback
Dimensions 12.6 x 18.4 cm
Weight 242 g


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Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) was the legendary cartoonist and creator of the iconic comic strip Peanuts. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) are two of the most successful animated television specials of all time, winning multiple Emmy and Peabody Awards. His archives are located at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California. Gene Kannenberg Jr. earned his PhD at the University of Connecticut with a dissertation on text and image in American comics. He is an occasional adjunct professor in art and art history at Columbia College in Chicago, and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Comic Art. Previously he was chair of the International Comic Arts Festival. Kannenberg has published numerous articles on comics art, including an essay in The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life. Kannenberg creates abstract comics with asemic text, some of which were exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. He lives in Evanston, Illinois, where he works at Northwestern University Libraries. Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer and editor at large for Pantheon. A three-time Eisner Award winner, he has written and designed more than a dozen books on comics, including Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts.