Thursday, January 7, 2010

April 10, 1952: Stacking blocks


This strip is here mostly because it seems a lot like something Linus would do.

Also, while there might be an earlier example, this is definitely one of the first times Schulz uses a bent-over, upside-down, floating in mid-air character as a way of representing them tumbling through the air as they fall. This gets used most often when a character is shouting at another one or, of course, then Lucy pulls away the football as Charlie Brown tries to kick it.

1 comment:

  1. What's also interesting is that Charlie Brown appears to actually be redrawn in each of the first 3 panels in the same pose. I'm sure most modern comics would just do a copy and paste.