January 19, 1954:
January 20, 1954:
January 21, 1954:
Let's do a few this time:
January 18: This strip is a callback to December 16, 1953. Like that earlier strip, Schroeder's legs reveal attention to how they're braced against the fence. Nowadays it seems weird that a kid would get off of school for his birthday, or that of any random classical composer. That fence is weird -- it's in both strips. This must be the edge of Schroeder's yard. Chagrimace!
Of note for trivia contests: Schroeder's birthday is January 18.
January 19: It would be so easy to derive a political message from this strip.
January 20: This strip is something of a callback to July 2, 1953. In that strip the kids are saddened by the prospect of being left with a babysitter. Here, they're gloating at the prospect of the other being left behind. Gradually, their relationship is evolving.
January 21: I like this one for how the shape of the notes in the last frame fill in the space between the top and the piano.