Wednesday, April 1, 2009

November 22, 1950: But he's too young for school!


I bring this one up specifically because, next year, it's revealed that Charlie Brown is too young for school.  In fact, a previous strip established that he's only four at this time!  There's a sense in these early strips that the characters are not intended to have consistent stories, that they're more generalized stand-ins for types.  This may derive from the characters' origins as cartoons for the Saturday Evening Post.  No one asks who owns Thurber's dogs.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe the fact he's too young for school is why Shermy says he's lost his mind... ;)

    Maybe writing a comment on a post from eight years ago is why Shermy says I've lost my mind...