Friday, January 7, 2011

September 8, 1953: Two bears fighting


Here, Charlie Brown and Lucy's roles are neatly reversed from their later personalities. That look in Lucy's face in particular is one she never seems to adopt later. It's an expression that only rarely shows up in Peanuts, but it does happen once in a while.


  1. Wait, doesn't Linus always have that expression? I thought he was just wizened beyond his years, but from this, perhaps it's permanent shell-shock from his years of capricious abuse at Lucy's hands...

  2. This appears to be yet another one of Schulz's commentaries on modern art. I wonder if the "modern" look of the table was part of the commentary, or just easier for Schulz to draw...