Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sunday, October 10, 1954: Snoopy vs. The Yard: Another Leaf

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Snoopy shows a lot of the passion of his younger years here. Later he's a much more sedate dog, maybe because his late-era character design is incapable of much motion.

Panel two is rather cute, I think anyway. Panel four is a transition between compact, sitting-down Snoopy and stretchy, loose running-around Snoopy.


  1. I know a lot of the Peanuts characters were based on real people - was Snoopy based on a real dog? I wonder if some of Snoopy's later sedate attitude came in as the real model for Snoopy aged out of puppyhood.

  2. Joenotcharles: Schulz had a dog named Spike which probably served as something of an inspiration.