Saturday, June 5, 2010

November 5, 1952: Charlie Brown is a budding cartoonist


The most interesting thing about this, beside the metahumor and Schulz playfully mocking his own pretensions, is that Charlie Brown's work on the comic is rather large. Of course, most cartoonists work at a scale we would consider to be very large, and artists for realistic strips are known to work larger still. But unless Charlie Brown were a serious comics groupie, he wouldn't know that. (Schulz may have been such a groupie himself; he might have known as a kid.)


  1. This is what I love about Peanuts, the thought-provoking silliness (or is it silly thought-provokingness?).

  2. could it also be the fact that newspaper strips used to be much larger than they are now? even when there wasn't a lot of panels, the panels themselves were larger than what we are familiar with...