Monday, April 13, 2009

January 4, 1951: Dad's not a boxer

Another example of the problem of what to do with the characters as they tell a verbal joke.  The joke itself, by the way, is a rather good one, turning on its end the "My dad can lick your dad" schoolyard argument.  At the end though, Schulz makes sure we know they don't hate their fathers.  For all the hostility these kids can display towards each other, Schulz's basic humanism somehow shines forth.  What a complicated man.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, big fan of the blog. If at all possible can you consider publishing the entire thing to rss feed? It's very hard to click on each comic I want to read. Thanks. Love the site!