A new book has just been released chronicling the life of Charles Schulz. Funny Things: A Comic Strip Biography of Charles M. Schulz takes the unique approach of presenting Schulz’s biography in over 400 pages of comics strips.
Created by Luca Debus and Francesco Matteuzz, the graphic novel pays tribute to arguably the most influential and popular cartoonist of the 20th century and the creator of Peanuts, a daily syndicated comic strip which ran for over 50 years. Each strip provides an insight into his remarkable life with a touch of humor. They delve into both his personal and professional life using slice-of-life moments with each ending with a Schulz-like punchline.
Funny Things flashes back and forth in time by starting with the last days in his career, to narrate both Schulz’s artistic achievements and the personal episodes that formed him as an author and human being, ultimately shaping him into one of the most beloved cartoonists.