Sunday, February 7, 2016

Snoopy: Party Animal! by Charles M. Schulz

Snoopy!  What's not to love!  Amp comics has a new collection of Peanuts cartoons, mostly featuring Charlie Brown's inimitable dog, Snoopy.  Snoopy: Party Animal features Snoopy, hanging out on his doghouse, talking to birds, stealing Linus's blanket, contemplating life, and, did I mention, hanging out on his doghouse?

Charles M. Schulz's main character in Peanuts may have been Charlie Brown, but Snoopy usually steals the show.  He's the dog with attitude, wisdom, and a great outlook on life, who balances Charlie Brown's gloomy optimism (or was it optimistic gloominess?).

Even though Schulz passed away in 2000, Peanuts still appears in many papers and, of course, collections like this continue to be published.  The Peanuts holiday specials are perennial favorites, and a recent feature film introduced Snoopy and the gang to new audiences.  Snoopy's antics and wisdom are timeless (although I would be interested to know the original publication dates of these comic strips).  Snoopy may be a smart alec, and sometimes he's just a little arrogant, but he's still a good dog, Charlie Brown.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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