For immediate release:
THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1950-1952 HITS
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS LIST!
First volume in series rises to #19
on Hardcover Fiction list for May 23, 2004
Fantagraphics Books is proud to announce that The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952 will hit The New York Times Hardcover Bestsellers list next week, debuting at #19 on the May 23, 2004 list. It marks the first New York Times Bestseller in the company's 28 year history. The bestseller list news comes on the heels of a slew of publicity surrounding the series over the last few weeks, including raves reviews from NPR, CNN, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, TIME MAGAZINE, USA TODAY, THE NEW YORK TIMES, SPIN, THE WASHINGTON POST, NATIONAL POST OF CANADA, TIME OUT NEW YORK, and many more!
What the critics are saying about THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1950-1952:
"An extraordinary publishing project." — TIME
"[A] heroic project.... Grade: 'A'." — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"The ultimate blockhead." — NEW YORK TIMES
"A treat." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)
"Consider replacing those tattered old Peanuts paperbacks with this definitive series." — BOOKLIST
"As essential as pop texts get." — THE ONION
"If comics publishing worked like the fashion industry, Fantagraphics' The Complete Peanuts would surely be the event of the Spring season. We'll have to settle for calling it a milestone, and a long overdue one at that." — PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER
"Calvin and Hobbes, Zits, Mutts and Get Fuzzy all owe a debt to Schulz's extraordinary creation that began so simply, 54 years ago." — SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Now that Schulz is gone, the comic strip he drew for 50 years looks more eccentric and ingenious all the time." — WASHINGTON POST
"A worthwhile tribute to the talent and imagination of one of the greatest artists of our time." — ANIMATION MAGAZINE
"Even the most demanding Peanuts fan couldn't ask for more." — COMICS BUYERS GUIDE
Introduction by GARRISON KEILLOR
360 pages, 8.5" x 6.75"
$28.95, ISBN 1-56097-589-X
North American (U.S. and Canada) orders ONLY, sorry!
Order by Phone: 1-800-657-1100
Fantagraphics Books • 7563 Lake City Way NE • Seattle, WA 98115 • USA
COMING IN OCTOBER:
THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1953-1954
With an Introduction by WALTER CRONKITE!