Saturday, December 4, 2010

July 28, 1953: Loudmouth Lucy


Characters in Peanuts tend to interact in pairs. Snoopy and Lucy as a pair are sometimes friendly and sometimes antagonistic. This is the first hint of the discord to come.


  1. Something odd in this strip: from panel 2 to panel 3, the POV changes. Snoopy starts out on the left, Lucy on the right, but in panel 3, they switch. It might have been better had Schulz kept the POV consistent throughout; then Lucy's "SHOUT" would have had more of the impact of a "back-atcha" since Snoopy would have been tumbling in the opposite direction from Lucy in panel 2.

  2. Is this the first strip where a character tumbles backward when shouted at?