Thursday, June 24, 2010

December 8, 1952: Charlie Brown changes his shirt

Peanuts

It is rather a long time to go on wearing the same shirt. But the other characters have their own distinctive looks, including Violet, so it's really unfair to pick on the kid for this.

I wonder what it was that caused Schulz to decide on that distinctive zig-zag pattern, which is not a style of shirt that I am aware of as ever being popular, or at least not other than in the sense of referencing Peanuts.

1 comment:

  1. I can't help but wonder if this strip might have been inspired by a reader comment about Charlie Brown's shirt to Schulz... and Schulz deciding to have some fun with it.

    As for the origin of the zigzag, I always figured it was to give CB a distinguishing characteristic. The boys seem to be distinguished by clothing (though Linus and Schroeder both wear striped shirts), whereas the girls are marked by distinct hairstyle.

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