This year when you’re getting into the Halloween spirit with Charlie, Linus and the gang, add to your own enjoyment and impress (annoy?) your friends with the newfound Peanuts knowledge you got at Strand’s celebration of Charles Schulz. For his new book, Only What’s Necessary, author Chip Kidd was granted unprecedented access to the archives of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. He reproduced the best of the comic’s work, including rare and unpublished illustrations, shot from the original art by award-winning photographer Geoff Spear. You can leave politics and religion out of it, but The Great Pumpkin may very well come up in the conversation with Kidd and “Mutts” comic strip creator, Patrick McDonnell.
See our column Word Up for more of this week’s book signings.