Saturday, January 22, 2011

September 23 & 24, 1953: Charlie Brown and Violet, the slow decay of a friendship

September 23:

September 24:

The cracks are showing. In that second strip BTW it's kind of jarring how cocky Charlie Brown is. Look at his posture throughout it; from sleeping, to yarning, to that propped-leg pose. Scribble of ire, indeed.

CB's expression in the last panel is not a chagrimace, but it's a similar expression.

The MIGHTY PEDE informs us that "Cocoanut" is an old-fashioned spelling of the word.

1 comment:

  1. The facial expressions are absolutely what made these old strips. Compare with a strip from the late 90s, when the characters are virtually expressionless in every panel.