Thursday, April 28, 2011

January 23, 1953: Snoopy vs. The Yard: The Newspaper

Read this strip at

Another strip showing the dog getting stymied by some artifact of human civilization.  These are kind of boring I think, except for panel two, which is the closest I think we've gotten to this point to the "classic" look for Snoopy, that is to say the late 50s-to-60s look where Snoopy was long, lean and drawn loosely.

By the way, sorry for being a little slow with posts, shepherding the Kickstarter project has consumed a lot of my time over the past two weeks.


  1. This strip is interesting because it shows Snoopy acting like a typical dog -- an occurrence that will become increasingly rare as Peanuts progresses.

  2. Well there are some types of dog-like behavior that Snoopy never outgrows, like standing on all-fours to eat face-first from his dish. But overall yes. In the late years Snoopy even walks around like the kids, and his "Snoopy dance" becomes a lot like the dances of the kids instead of the "hopak"-like dance we've already seen a couple of times.