Jeff Kinney, author of the hugely popular Wimpy Kid series for kids, is, like lots of people, a big fan of Peanuts and the comic strip’s creator, Charles M. Schulz.
Kinney has written the introduction to Chip Kidd’s new book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams Comic Arts), which USA TODAY offers as an exclusive excerpt if you follow this LINK. In it, Kinney talks about loving Peanuts as a kid reading the comics page, and how Schulz inspired him to become a cartoonist.
The books comes out on October 20th, so it should be in stores now. Here’s what the book cover looks like and, if you love the artwork of Charles M. Schulz (who doesn’t??), then the inside is loaded with tons of eye candy!