Sunday, May 8, 2011

February 5, 1954: Charlie Brown has to be honest

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This strip is a counterpart to earlier strips about the disparity in musical knowledge between Schroeder and Charlie Brown.

The action lines of Charlie Brown pumping the top handle are a little more detailed than is usual.  The arc of musical notes over the top in the second frame is nice.


  1. ...Wow, I must have read this strip a dozen times growing up, but I never actually noticed the musical arc...

  2. Charlie Brown's honesty is nice. He could easily just let Schroeder think that he knows what he is talking about, but he doesn't.

  3. The early strips portray Schroeder as a musical evangelist of sorts, trying to impress his vast musical knowledge on the others... usually to no avail. As the strip goes on, he seems to give up.