Wednesday, December 9, 2009

February 27, 1952: Ay, there's the rub


There is an unusual convention in this strip, the character who, out loud, comments on something happening in the strip to the reader, who cannot be heard by the other characters in the strip. Notice that Schulz isn't using thought balloons for Charlie Brown. It's a kind of theatrical effect, that of a spoken internal monologue.

1 comment:

  1. Then again, it is Violet. It would be perfectly in character for her to be so absorbed in the sound of her own voice that she didn't even notice that Charlie was talking.