Only What's Necessary
From award-winning author/graphic designer Chip Kidd, Only What’s Necessary is the Eisner Award–nominated tribute to Charles M. Schulz celebrating the art of Peanuts.
Introduction by Jeff Kinney
Preface by Jean Schulz
Essay by Paige Braddock and Karen Johnson
Charles M. Schulz believed that the key to cartooning was to take out the extraneous details and leave in only what’s necessary. For 50 years, he wrote and illustrated Peanuts, the single most popular and influential comic strip in the world. Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the extraordinary archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California.
Only What’s Necessary reproduces the best of the Peanuts newspaper strip, all shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear, and features exclusive, rare, and unpublished original art and developmental work—much of which has never been seen before.