Tuesday, January 5, 2010

April 5, 1952: Nobody Loves Me


1. This is a strip that could just as easily be done in three panels. There is really no reason to have that first panel here, especially since the second panel already combines Violet sighting Patty with Charlie Brown and her remarking upon it.

2. I don't really "get" the joke to this one. Is it that Charlie Brown automatically assumes that he is the "bad?"

3. The trees blowing in the wind in the background of the last panel are a very nice touch.

4. This is the most solid example yet of Charlie Brown's emerging defeatist personality.

1 comment:

  1. Later in the history of the strip the same joke could have been done with only the middle two panels... though most likely the third panel would have been Charlie and one or the other of the Van Pelts (Linus and Charlie at the brick wall, or Lucy and Charlie at the psychiatry booth).