Peanuts: Search and Destroy

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Search: 1) Schroeder, because he was a piano player obsessed with Beethoven and sounded like goddamn Karajan on that toy piano. Also, very James Dean-like, the way he would totally *blow off* Lucy. 2) Marcie and Peppermint Patty, either separate or together. "Chuck" and "Charles", ying and yang, id and superego. 3) Various creative brilliance: gaudy, aluminum X-mas trees; serving popcorn and pretzel sticks at Thanksgiving; a doghouse with an infinite inner space; psychiatric lemonade stands; having an alternative mythological competitors ("Great Pumpkin"); pulling the football away from trusting friends; adults that go "Wah-Wah-WAAHH"...

Destroy: Well, maybe not *destroy*, but I do take issue with redundancies like: Rerun is basically a miniaturized Linus, and why bother to give Woodstock's buddies different names when they all look the same? I guess Schulz is entitled to his lazy days...

Joe, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Oh, and I forgot to mention (under "Destroy") the later years. Late- period Peanuts is brutal stuff.

Joe, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I wish my old piece on Schulz was up on the FT archives. Must bug Tom about that. ;-)

Sentimentalist that I am, I look for the good even in the later years, though certainly things were scattershot. So I'm useless when it comes to destruction. In terms of search? Jesus, where to begin? Snoopy as empowered Walter Mitty, to be sure. The fact that often what seems funny when younger seems totally and completely harrowing now, all without anything about the original strips themselves being different. The extended storylines (Peppermint Patty training for a skating competition, the various camping trips, Charlie Brown choosing between taking care of baby Sally and a baseball game, tons of others). Joe Shlabotnik, natch.

I have to slightly disallow the 'wah-wah' adults in that they were an invention for the animations, but since those were always written by Schulz anyway and are inextricably tied up with all my memories growing up with Peanuts, I can't really complain. ;-) So many of the TV shows were a kick, as were all four movies, actually, some songs aside -- Bon Voyage was great, and A Boy Named Charlie Brown< /I> survived even Rod McKuen theme songs.

The one I identified with the most -- Linus. But Snoopy wasn't too far behind.

Check out Aaron McGruder's great tribute to Schulz when he retired, originally published a couple of months before he passed on.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Bah. End tag was there, but the hard wrap destroyed it. Greenspun doth have its flaws here and there...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Total dud and waste of newspaper space.

Also destroy: big Peanuts figures littering the sidewalks of St. Paul, MN.

Josh, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Joe speaks the truth. I would be happy if most of the old-school comics were replaced with more obituary listings. I would be happy if the Browne / Parker family of comic strips were banned for intellectual indecency. And Family Circus makes me wanna KILL KILL KILL!

David Raposa, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

mafalda works way better as analysis of society via childhood eyes

Geoff, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

*Gasp!* Josh in childhood institution hating shocker!

Mitch Lastnamewithheld, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Sounds like someone pulled Josh's football away before he had the chance to kick it...

Search: all the strips between 1955 to 1970. Some of the most melancholy and downright bleak 'funnies' ever produced; childhood as a time of pain, confusion and rejection.

Destroy: The Red Baron, Woodstock, all of the sports gags, the diminishing of Charlie Brown's existential angst, and the gradual decline of Schulz's wonderful linework and lettering. But almost to the end, Schulz could still produce a poignant picture, a funny gag.

Andrew L, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Whither these funny gags of which you speak?

Josh, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Josh, you need help - 5 cents please!

dave q, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Sounds like someone pulled Josh's football away before he had the chance to kick it...

Well that's my search - the annual CB vs. Lucy trust betrayal that goes beyond the running gag into the realms of true tragedy.
Destroy: Most of Snoopy's fantasy sequences, esp. involving the Red Baron.

Nick, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Oh, Josh, just wait until you go to the Mall Of America, with its 70ft Snoopy. It's the original Puppy. Schulz was a St. Paul boy, which explains the statues (which I really like).

Also, I love the mwah-mwah-mwah of the out of view adults in the TV shows. When I was a sullen teen, the absolute best way to wind up my mother (besides doing baby-voiced 'I love you, Mommie Dearest' while brandishing a wire hanger) was to block out irritating chore requests/ other nagging with Uberparent noises.

suzy, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

At this point Josh's comments beg the question -- so what comix *do* you like, young man? ;-)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

If I could go back in time, I'd wanna meet Snoopy.

JM, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I'm going to stick up for Josh here. I mean, I can see all of your arguments and if I was trying to be objective I can say that yes these are all excellent reasons for liking something, etc. etc. But I never thought much of Peanuts - *so many* of the characters annoyed me (Lucy and Charlie esp.), and yeah they reflected deep and real human traits but they were REALLY ANNOYING human traits. All the endless repeated jokes felt cosy and cloying to me after 2 repetitions, even as a kid. So go Josh sez I - Peanuts = Dud!

I will put up that article again though Ned, thanks for reminding!

Tom, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Bearing in mind anthony's allergy to Aslan, did any on the Beertch have to confront THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PEANUTS = lamentably wack and sententious attempt to domesticate Xtian tht to appeal to where the KidZoR were at?

My first evah mail-order purchase (w.money I won on premium bonds, aged 10 or 11) = 40 Peanuts booXoR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I guess at one time I luvd em. Mum was upset when he died, I think becoz she was excited with and for me when Big Box o'Peanutz arrived all those years ago.

mark s, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

http://www.phototour.minneapolis.mn.us/thumbs/Tbmoa_cs_snoopy_e.jpg

Eek.

Graham, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Mecha-Snoopy! Yessssssss! Surrounded by mallratz unaware of the existence of Mr Koons.

suzy, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The Gospel According to Peanuts was a present from my grandfather and pretty trite. The Gospel According To Space was much more convincing, focussing in as it did on Star Wars.

I suspect neither are as bad as The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet

Nick, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

the tao of pooh was actually not-bad.

ethan, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Did you know Sparky copied all those notes above Schroeder's piano from Beethoven sheet music?

Peanuts is a classic, I even like the past 5 years' worth.

1 1 2 3 5, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I dunno about the strip, I didn't read it a whole lot, so perhaps I should SEARCH it some, but please DESTROY, no more accurately TORCH TO THE GROUND AND SCATTER THE ASHES TO THE FOUR WINDS the fucking plotless'n'sappy stage musical version. I never want to see it again.

Ian White, Sunday, 19 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Re 'Gospel According to Peanuts' - hardly anybody knows this but it had a SEQUEL. Which I owned a copy of.

dave q, Monday, 20 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Th strip was good, but I think the cartoon was better. It was so perfectly underplayed, absolutely spot-on.

Search: The seam of tragedy which runs through Charlie Brown's entire existence.

Destroy: Repitition of gags (although kind of unavoidable in a 50 year run).

Ally C, Tuesday, 21 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I always thought that Marcy and Peppermint Patty were lesbians. Or at least that Marcie was (all that "sirring" clinched it). I wonder if they have been "adopted" by lesbians, the way that Kirk and Spock were "adopted" by some gays?

Peanuts = def. CLASSIC. Surprised no-one mentioned the "Snoopy Come Home" movie, where Snoopy leaves Charlie Brown for his original owner (Leila, was it?) only to come back. Even after all these years and having grown up, it still touches a nerve.

Tadeusz Suchodolski, Wednesday, 22 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

They have.

anthony, Wednesday, 22 August 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
The new hardcover coffee-table collection of Schulz's artwork (shot from his original art and from strips clipped out of vintage newspapers), put together by Chip Kidd, is astonishing--and has lots of hysterical strips I'd never seen before. "I'm aware of my tongue" has become a catchphrase in this household.

Schulz is also notable as one of very few daily cartoonists who gets much funnier in large doses.

Douglas, Monday, 7 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

that book is beautiful, i love the strip where lucy says they should get beethoven's birthday off from schol because 'he never supported hitler!'.

ethan, Monday, 7 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY

Josh, Monday, 7 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

So did you see the big Snoopy yet, Josh?

David Raposa, Monday, 7 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Now, David, I have already been to the Mall of America once, briefly. Why on earth would I want to go back?

DESTROY DESTROY DESTROY

Josh, Monday, 7 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The Mall of America is the coolest place ever. There's an AMUSEMENT PARK in the middle of it, fer crissakes! That alone would be enough to win me over, but it's also got one of the best flume rides I've ever been on. Add in the bars on the 4th floor, and you've got yourself a winner. I wholeheartedly applaud shameless pandering to humanity's crasser consumer instincts when done correctly.

As far as "Peanuts" is concerned, I wouldn't have learned to read so quickly had it not been for Charles M. Schultz, so CLASSIC. Search: Linus, Peppermint Patty, Franklin (WOEFULLY UNDERUSED BROTHER), Marcie, Sally. Destroy: Snoopy's ugly-ass brother, Spike. And Violet, because she was the poor man's Lucy.

Dan Perry, Monday, 7 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The new book is indeed fantastic. There's one page showing a completely emotionally thrashed Charlie Brown tearing himself apart near Lucy, and as that's about how I felt in ways the other day, I more than identified.

Josh, alas, is confused, poor man. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I HEART the Peanuts, but you guys already knew that, right? Let me add to the chorus and say the Chip Kidd book is OBSCENELY BEAUTIFUL, the kind of book you feel guilty for smudging with your fingerprints. (The idea that Chris Ware obsessively collected strips is so adorably geeky, isn't it? I want to marry him.)

Lately I've noticed that a lot of the Peanuts anthology books have slowly become completely unavailable, perhaps even out of print. Hopefully this and the Chip Kidd book are the prelude to the release of a Compleat Peanuts collection of books where every strip Sparky ever did is reprinted, in chronological order and in color (where applicable).

The 70's, 80's and 90's Peanuts strips are nowhere near as bad as anybody says they are. The humor is awfully dry, I admit, but it's there.

Michael Daddino, Monday, 7 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

No, the 90s ones are pretty terrible. Some are good in that "William Shatner performing "Rocket Man" as a spoken word tone poem" sense, but most are just terrible. (I have a slew of these strips hanging in the guest bathroom, courtesy of the previous tenant of my condo - trust me, they're BAD.)

David Raposa, Tuesday, 8 January 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
How did I ever miss this thread? Peanuts is my life!

I'll have to stick up for the Red Baron sequences, at least the original ones in the '60s. Yes the emphasis on Snoopy and Woodstock in later years and downplaying of Charlie Brown (and Lucy, who pretty much became a nonentity except for the football episodes) was depressing. But, I still think the idea of a dog pretending to be a World War I Flying Ace (flying a SOPWITH CAMEL, yet, and somehow knowing the names of all the French towns he's flying over) is the most bizarre idea ever to hit the comics. It makes Calvin and his pseudo-Buck Rogers fantasies look positively normal.

Justyn Dillingham, Monday, 22 April 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I think later Peanuts (say post-1970) is undervalued and over- criticised, and I found an article last week that agrees with me in the latest (I think) Comics Journal. Hooray! Proof that I'm right!

Martin Skidmore, Monday, 22 April 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
The Peanuts strip jumped the shark big time when our local newspaper began to run reminders with Peanuts characters reminding everyone that it was "Only so and so shopping days until Christmas". This was back in 1975, I think.

Wasn't the message of the show A Charlie Brown Christmas about "the true meaning of Christmas" as opposed to commercialism--that is, shopping, for example? Of course, with all the Snoopy dolls, and comic strip collections and games and greeting cards and everything else, we must realize that the "true meaning" is to go out and buy!

I think the strip also began to quit emphasizing the holiday at that time as well.

But the writer (or writers) went through the same plots of Lucy yanking the football from Charlie Brown, of Charlie Brown losing ballgames, etc. even as Snoopy got lost in the desert with his brothers. The new stories didn't make sense and the old ones were worn out. Worse, one wonders if any of the newspapers actually had the guts to drop the strip in favor of newer strips.

The strip had become a narcotic. Had it not been there, perhaps more newspaper editors and readers would have demanded change. But they remained set in their ways--and too many still do. We should be thankful that a few papers have dropped the Peanuts comic strip, but that number is too few.

Joel Bader, Monday, 23 September 2002 02:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Do you seriously think that if editors drop reruns of "Peanuts" (which, by the way, is no longer being produced: Charles Schulz - the only man who EVER wrote or drew the strip - died a few years ago) some brilliant new comic strip is going to come along to take its place? Why not drop "Family Circus," "Marmaduke," "Nancy," or one of the other 50-year-old comic strips out there that no one reads?

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Monday, 23 September 2002 03:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Joe Shlabotnik, natch.

felicity (felicity), Monday, 23 September 2002 05:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Justin Dillingham, who suggested dropping such comic strips as "Marmaduke", "Nancy" and "The Family Circus", might have something there. I'll go further and suggest that perhaps the funny pages should be overhauled altogether or even dropped. Such an action might just be the wake-up call needed to get better comic strips. If there aren't any new strips that appeal to a large number of readers, then the funny pages are going to be dropped anyway. Sooner or later, the readers are going to realize how lame many of the comic strips are and are going to demand that something else replace them.

Joel Bader, Monday, 23 September 2002 18:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The comics pages should be nothing but Peanuts, Doonesbury, Dilbert, The Boondocks, For Better Or For Worse, Get Fuzzy, Foxtrot, Adam and Sylvia.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 23 September 2002 19:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

joel you're almost as bad as josh!!

jess (dubplatestyle), Monday, 23 September 2002 19:53 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

this just in: Nancy and Family Circus lame shocker

They are great because they are lame! They make the other ones seem funny.

felicity (felicity), Monday, 23 September 2002 20:04 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

nancy is one of the great pieces of concept art of the 20th century.

jess (dubplatestyle), Monday, 23 September 2002 20:28 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

and i haven't even gotten to the comic strip yet!!

jess (dubplatestyle), Monday, 23 September 2002 20:28 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

(oooh, tough crowd.)

jess (dubplatestyle), Monday, 23 September 2002 20:28 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

jess, I kept inadvertently making precisely that same substitution in my head whenever you brought up Nancy on the comics thread.

felicity (felicity), Monday, 23 September 2002 20:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I vote for Dan as comic strip syndication president. Well, ok, he might want to add Calvin and Hobbes to be sure of getting my vote, but Get Fuzzy and the Boondocks = YES. (Boondocks? R in liking comic not containing any felines shocker!)

Rebecca (reb), Monday, 23 September 2002 21:02 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i struck a chord!

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Saturday, 22 October 2016 02:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Just like Schroeder!

pplains, Saturday, 22 October 2016 02:56 (two years ago) Permalink

I guess this is fairly common wrt long running comic strips once they exhaust all the jokes about their basic gimmick?

One of my favourite examples of this is the "Robotman" strip, which started in the 1980s as an "ALF" style story about a robot from outer space living with a suburban family with two kids... Then the whole premise of the strip was rebooted so that Robotman started living with a nerdy guy named Monty, while the rest of the original cast disappeared, and the title was changed to "Robotman and Monty". Then Robotman himself disappeared, and now the strip is just about Monty. Talk about a ship of Theseus!

Tuomas, Saturday, 22 October 2016 14:18 (two years ago) Permalink

ha, perfect analogy. there are a lot of (less dramatic) variations on that theme, like "blondie" metamorphosing from the adventures of a flapper girl, whose boyfriend dagwood was, according to wiki, the heir to a railroad fortune (!)... to being primarily a settled suburbanite sitcom focused around dagwood the put-upon 9-to-5er. "wash tubbs" started out with small-town hijinks revolving around a girl-chasing, flivver-driving up-and-comer, and became a globe-trotting adventures trip propelled by the two-fisted, square-jawed captain easy.

DOCTOR CAISNO, BYCREATIVELABBUS (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 22 October 2016 15:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Barney Google & Snuffy Smith

Never in my life did I set eyes on Barney Google in that strip

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 22 October 2016 15:15 (two years ago) Permalink

the ultimate example is thimble theater, which was a strip about scheming ne'er-do-well castor oyl and his sister olive until one day they needed to hire a sailor:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zFdVi5iwEAA/VGkDu3UZGkI/AAAAAAAAEH0/7cRMhua9a-U/s1600/popeye_firstcartoon.gif

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Saturday, 22 October 2016 19:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Ha someone just explained that particular evolution to me the other day re: popeye

RIP professor whatasnozzle

Οὖτις, Saturday, 22 October 2016 19:52 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

preach

Οὖτις, Friday, 28 April 2017 16:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Good grief.

pplains, Friday, 28 April 2017 16:50 (one year ago) Permalink

"KAWS is an internationally recognized artist who regularly exhibits in museums and galleries throughout the world. this UT collection features KAWS's unique rendition of the beloved comic strip “Peanuts.” Snoopy and other Peanuts favorites are presented in a bold graphical style with a sophisticated humor."

are the xs for eyes what makes his rendition unique or are they his sophisticated humor?

koogs, Sunday, 30 April 2017 16:27 (one year ago) Permalink

i have a unique rendition of Hello Kitty if anyone wants to see it.

koogs, Sunday, 30 April 2017 16:28 (one year ago) Permalink

You should see my Beenie and Cecil, Ohhhhh!

nickn, Sunday, 30 April 2017 20:03 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

I am quietly grateful

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article178281236.html

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 October 2017 04:21 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i've been fretting about the well-being of the schulz museum. awful to even contemplate something happening to it. that stuff is irreplaceable.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 12 October 2017 04:34 (one year ago) Permalink

given the number of dead, i think quietly grateful is about as far as i'd be willing to go

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 12 October 2017 04:42 (one year ago) Permalink

A good friend of mine of twenty years standing lost her house in the fire. I am well aware of the proper perspective, thank you.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 October 2017 04:43 (one year ago) Permalink

not lecturing you, just agreeing

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 12 October 2017 04:46 (one year ago) Permalink

He had a perfectly legitimate character named Patty and then suddenly he introduces a character called Peppermint Patty and just lets the original Patty die out. What kind of cartoonist does that?

Josefa, Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:21 (one year ago) Permalink

life is cruel

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:46 (one year ago) Permalink

http://www.trincoll.edu/depts/csrpl/images/Peanuts.gif

abcfsk, Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:38 (one year ago) Permalink

i like that last one. year?

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:13 (one year ago) Permalink

1973 http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/October_1973_comic_strips

abcfsk, Thursday, 12 October 2017 11:21 (one year ago) Permalink

A sad follow up: his home of 35 years, and where his widow Jean continued to live, was lost. She is fine but some personal memorabilia is now gone forever. http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/12/peanuts-creator-charles-schulzs-widow-flees-santa-rosa-fire-home-destroyed/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 October 2017 02:59 (one year ago) Permalink

First, the Library of Alexandria. Now this.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 13 October 2017 03:16 (one year ago) Permalink

v sad news :(

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 13 October 2017 03:22 (one year ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/fRpXZLT.jpg

pplains, Friday, 13 October 2017 12:11 (one year ago) Permalink

;_;

imago, Friday, 13 October 2017 12:14 (one year ago) Permalink

Sometimes when I'm alarmed I feel my (psychic) ears stand up like Snoopy's.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Friday, 13 October 2017 18:32 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I wrote a very short story pic.twitter.com/hSO2nPtxq1

— Jason Ritter (@JasonRitter) December 23, 2017

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Really good

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Cheers mate

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Carry On Charlie

Steely Rodin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:12 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Talk of Peanuts on another thread reminded me that over Christmas I visited the Schulz exhibition at Somerset House in London - highest possible recommendation for anyone with an interest in or love for the comic strip. So many originals all in one place, many of them absolutely key strips, as well as a ton of great memorabilia, personal correspondence, magazine covers, adverts etc etc - a lot to take in! They were totally cool about ppl taking pictures too, which was nice - here's a few panels I couldn't resist:

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/aa362/Andrew_Littlefield/0/fbd6f0ba-715a-4bb5-8721-a8fe22870457-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/aa362/Andrew_Littlefield/0/3489e466-271f-4910-84d7-a59d87278399-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/aa362/Andrew_Littlefield/0/b62a4bff-9ae2-46bd-91c1-c66e2fd55afe-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

https://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/aa362/Andrew_Littlefield/0/9b313ebd-38b9-4d85-844f-a3034ff53039-original.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:47 (one week ago) Permalink

nice

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Reminds me that I'm far, far, FAR too overdue for a visit to the Santa Rosa museum. This year if I can help it.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:26 (one week ago) Permalink

People are complaining about nu-Nancy, but that last one could be its blueprint

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:29 (one week ago) Permalink

the exhibition was glorious. but how expensive were those t shirts???

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:31 (one week ago) Permalink

EVERYTHING at Somerset House was expensive, including all of the merchandising. I sprang for the catalogue and some postcards. I thought that almost without exception, all the modern art pieces were terrible, and unnecessary. They had things like Spiegelman's Schulz strip - wow - and the odd strip by other cartoonists, but I would've like to have had more of the COMIC response to Peanuts - things like the Mad parodies, for example. But that's a small gripe set against the once in a lifetime chance to see so many originals up close and personal - I'm guessing they will be back in the museum after March, when the exhibition closes.

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:47 (one week ago) Permalink

I received the recent Dell Archives book (a collection of the early Dell comic book series) as a xmas gift which, while providing a decent + fun alternate perspective on the Peanuts world, unfortunately contains way way less original Schulz material than I'd been led to believe. But I guess on the plus side for those unaware of its existence, there's some Schulz stuff now available that you might not have seen before.

Love is Scarface (Old Lunch), Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:56 (one week ago) Permalink

People are complaining about nu-Nancy

People who like comics are acclaiming the new Nancy as great

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 10 January 2019 21:41 (one week ago) Permalink

EVERYTHING at Somerset House was expensive

God yes. I got a badge. My 4yo got a Peanuts pen, and a massive temper tantrum on the floor of the gift shop because we wouldn't also let her get something else. I looked about the shop and several similar tantrums were also occurring with other people's children around us.

Th tee shirts were lovely. But... £40!!

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:32 (one week ago) Permalink

i never fail to smile at the sight of charlie brown exclaiming "what a beautiful gory layout!"

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 10 January 2019 22:50 (one week ago) Permalink

The peanuts 50 years ago today Twitter feed is a joy btw. The last couple have been peppermint patty and snoopy ice skating.

koogs, Friday, 11 January 2019 03:58 (one week ago) Permalink

ward thanks for taking those photos and uploading them! linus sleeping is kind of intense, i love it

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 January 2019 06:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Throttle Kill Hi!t Gouge Hate. I relate to insomniac Linus a little too much.

@peanuts50yrsago has jarred me out of a funk-spiral more than once.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 11 January 2019 08:52 (one week ago) Permalink

EVERYTHING at Somerset House was expensive, including all of the merchandising. I sprang for the catalogue and some postcards. I thought that almost without exception, all the modern art pieces were terrible, and unnecessary. They had things like Spiegelman's Schulz strip - wow - and the odd strip by other cartoonists, but I would've like to have had more of the COMIC response to Peanuts - things like the Mad parodies, for example. But that's a small gripe set against the once in a lifetime chance to see so many originals up close and personal - I'm guessing they will be back in the museum after March, when the exhibition closes.

― Ward Fowler, Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:47 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

they should've included Matt/Seth/Brown's You're Short Fat and Ugly, Charlie Brown!

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:02 (one week ago) Permalink

People are complaining about nu-Nancy, but that last one could be its blueprint

― ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten)

people who complain about jaimes's nancy tend to be terrible human beings

Sigur Ros or Pomplamoose type shit (rushomancy), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:10 (one week ago) Permalink

i mean, as great as peanuts was, the anti-peanuts brigade back in the day at least had _some_ valid arguments. it's the difference between arguing "comics should be less like 'peanuts' and more like 'the spirit'" and arguing "comics needs less olivia jaimes and more garret gilchrist"

Sigur Ros or Pomplamoose type shit (rushomancy), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:18 (one week ago) Permalink


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