The first strip comments on the plight of the working artist.
The second, the artist's quest for respect.
It is easy to see the Schroeder strips as a metaphor for Schulz's own desire to be taken seriously. Maybe this is why he often uses Schroeder as an audience for Charlie Brown's efforts at cartooning, in which we can just as easily imagine Schulz poking fun at himself.
"It's a symbiotic relationship."
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