Saturday, November 27, 2010

July 20-21, 1953: Piano interlude

July 20

The first strip comments on the plight of the working artist.

July 21

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.

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