Monday, March 5, 2012

Sunday, May 15, 1955: Linus takes out his frustrations

Read this strip at

This calls forward to Charlie Brown's dismayed reaction at the end of A Charlie Brown Christmas. BTW, if when you watch that cartoon, after Charlie Brown walks off-screen, you immediately change the channel and pretend the show ended there, the outcome is a lot more realistic and also more in keeping with the general tone of Peanuts.

I think this strip is slightly stronger with the lead panels, as then there's a nice rule-of-threes progression up to the toy's deflation.

Cute determined expressions on Linus' face throughout here.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, I also always thought the happy ending with the repaired Christmas tree at the end of A Charlie Brown Christmas cheapened the whole thing.

    A Boy Named Charlie Brown got it right, though. That was one of the most depressing movies I've ever watched.