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50 Years of Happiness:
A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz

As part of the global 50th anniversary celebrations, the Peanuts Collector Club produced an authorized tribute book. 50 Years of Happiness: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz is written, designed and edited by Peanuts aficionado and Club Web-meister Derrick Bang, with additional material by Victor Lee and Other Notables. Produced with affection and tender loving care, this special tribute book has:

The book was one of five nominated for a 2001 Eisner Award, very much like the comic book industry's Oscar. Even though we didn't win, this was quite a thrill!

Here's the table of contents:

Some sample pages (click on each image to enlarge):

page 25 page 73 page 97 page 191


We have amended and corrected the text over the years, as each new edition has come out. If you'd like the information in your book to be as accurate as possible, then click here to be taken to the Errata Guide.

The book is available only from the Charles M. Schulz Museum, in a slightly revised third printing. (Instead of the 50th anniversary logo on the bottom left of the dustjacket, the Museum edition has its own logo in that spot. This edition also includes a new preface; all other contents are the same.)

Internet orders can be placed via the Museum Gift Shop; visit them here. Our book is toward the top.

Don't delay!

Weekend supplement

50th anniversary newspaper supplement

As a delightful abuse of power (and what's the point of having some, if you can't occasionally abuse it?), your humble Web-meister produced a special 50th anniversary Peanuts tribute issue of the Weekend magazine supplement of the newspaper for which he works, Northern California's Davis Enterprise.

The 24-page publication devotes about one-third of its content to Peanuts material, notably some intriguing factoids that might have made it into the tribute book, but wound up on the floor when we ran out of space.

While supplies last, you can obtain a copy of this publication, merely for the cost of postage. (And yes, I still have plenty of them ... otherwise, I wouldn't keep advertising them!) Here's how:

Send a self-addressed, stamped mailing envelope no smaller than 8 inches by 12 inches, and be sure it has 76 cents postage.

(It will be mailed folded. If for some reason you want one flat, write me first, because that'll require a much larger mailer.)

Send the SASE to Derrick Bang, 4350 Cowell Blvd., Davis, CA 95616. Allow several weeks for delivery; I'm a busy fellow...

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