Thursday, March 31, 2011
Why does Patty look so concerned in the last panel? I think it's less because of Charlie Brown's inventive use for a mitten as the fact that it looks like Snoopy is wearing one of her dresses. Check it out in the first panel here.
Patty's dress has the same wide-spaced crosshatching that Snoopy's sweater has here. The pattern of Patty's dress is of course covered up by her coat, which is why Schulz can use it for Snoopy's attire; otherwise the reader would be left wondering if there was some point of connection between the two. I think it looks very nice on the dog, as it gives his sweater a kind of quilted look.