Wednesday, April 20, 2011

January 11 & 12, 1954: The Van Pelt kids with blocks

January 11, 1954:

January 12, 1954:

The first one is more an observational strip about human nature than Lucy's personality specifically, although we might conclude that she's been somewhat spoiled by her tremendous winning streak at Checkers against Charlie Brown.  The second is a more typical strip about sisterly concern, but it does give three more of those great serif'd sleeping Zs.

(I should note that, despite what the title of this post might lead you to conclude, Lucy and Linus' last names have not been revealed in the strip yet.  Or if they have, I certainly don't remember it happening.)


  1. The 1/12/54 strip (Linus sleeping) is uncharacteristically sweet for Peanuts... especially as it features a compassionate Lucy. It would seem to be more at home in "The Family Circus." Nonetheless, its presence underscores just how edgy Peanuts could be.

  2. Lucy's full name was revealed in the ladies' amateur golf championship series a while back.

  3. but that was a future event later in 1954it was a 60th anniversary extra so in January that hadn't happened