Friday, May 1, 2009

February 8, 1951: More Violet

Charlie Brown reminds the readers of Violet's name again here.

Violet's style is already something that might not have been possible in those tentative early strips, with their head-hugging hair.  Violet's hair is the most complex seen yet, with strong highlighting and thick, black shapes suggesting strands of hair.

Notice the girl's use of a bookstrap.  Are these ever seen anymore?

Thanks for the feedback, Aaron!


  1. Is it me or does Charlie Brown come off as a wannabe player in these early strips?

  2. I have never seen a book strap outside of movies or, in this case, comics. I wonder how well they work. Could be really useful.

    -James A Woods

  3. Ah Chad, how times have changed.