As The Complete Peanuts reaches its halfway point, Snoopy's family suddenly expands, adding a brother (Spike), a sister (Belle), and even a nephew. Also in this volume, the Linus/Snoopy/Truffles love triangle, Peppermint Patty's Powder Puff Derby and obedience-school fiascos, Charlie Brown's meeting with his idol Joe Shlabotnik, Marcie's unwanted suitor, and the final fate of the talking schoolhouse building. Plus an introduction by SNL writer, 'Triumph the Insult Comic Dog' creator, and lifelong Peanuts fan Robert Smigel.
Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1922 and grew up in Saint Paul. He gained a reputation worldwide as a cartoonist for his work on Peanuts. He died in 2000. Robert Smigel is an American actor, humorist, comedian and writer known for his Saturday Night Live TV Funhouse cartoon shorts and as the puppeteer and voice behind Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. He is a lifelong Peanuts fan.