Friday, December 2, 2011

February 28-March 5, 1955: Everybody look down, it's all in your mind

February 28
The phrase "Good Ol' Charlie Brown" was used in the very first Peanuts strip, and continues to show up from time to time.  For a long while it shared the lead panel with the title.

March 1
This is the beginning of a sequence in which Charlie Brown pretends to be a spaceman.  I like the retro-look of the helmet, I might have to use that somewhere.

March 2
An often under-noticed problem with wearing glass space helmets on planets with both atmospheres and mischievous little girls.

March 3
One of my favorite things about the spaceman sequence is the straight face Charlie Brown keeps through most of it.  We have another example here of a character looking slightly silly when they look directly up.

March 4
Well, almost all of it.  Charlie Brown takes a lot of guff all because his head is styled a little differently from the others.

March 5
This repeated strip is probably a problem with's archive.

1 comment:

  1. March 5 comic is Patty and Charlie Brown sitting on a curbside step. Over the course of three panels, Patty says:

    "I don't know what's wrong with me...I do the dumbest things!"

    "I just can't seem to do anything right...I guess I'm just stupid...just plain ol' stupid..."

    "Of course, you're not so bright yourself, Charlie Brown!"

    Last panel is CB sitting by himself: "I didn't say a word..."