Peanuts by Charles Schulz


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  1. Zach Foo 888

    Zach Foo 888 said, about 7 hours ago


  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 7 hours ago

    Sidewalk, Lucy? Surely you mean in the yard.

  3. rogersden

    rogersden said, about 7 hours ago

    Yeah me too!!

  4. rongillmore

    rongillmore said, about 6 hours ago

    …bad colorist…

  5. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, about 6 hours ago

    Talent, Lucy…just plain talent…

  6. TMO1

    TMO1 GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago


    Really! Not just missing the sidewalk, but coloring the sky orange in panel 1, yellow in panel 2, pink in panel 3, and green in panel 4! What’s with the colorist who works on “Peanuts”?

  7. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, about 5 hours ago

    There needs to be some kind of rule that the folks who do the coloring of old comics (and new ones too where the actual cartoonist doesn’t color their dailies but online sites get someone to color them, show both read the comic and know what their doing. Like TMO1 pointed out, look at that sky. Ok, so the colorist figured they were in a yard and colored the ground all green to show grass. Fine, as long as we ignore the commentary. But the sky? Obviously we could have grey in the foreground to show a sidewalk and then green grass beyond the sidewalk. Then a blue sky, maybe with some pink and orange tinge for morning and red or varying shades of darker blue tinging for evening at the top of the frames.

  8. Flashold

    Flashold said, about 4 hours ago


    He is probably paid “peanuts”.

  9. TammiFunnies

    TammiFunnies said, about 4 hours ago

    Lucy, here in Boston, I see homeless people do that all the time.

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    Flashold… exactly!
    PLUS, he (or she) is using Schulz’s chosen colors.

    Cartoonists have traditionally colored their own Sunday strips…
    the dailies were printed in black and white.
    Peanuts followed that pattern…so the Sundays here were colored by Charles Schulz himself.

    When newspapers and then websites started wanting everything in color, the publishers (syndicates) hired colorists to fill in the dailies.

    It’s a low-paid, very part-time job… mostly a labor of love for a few people who really like doing it.

    They usually get paid for only about 10 minutes to work on each day’s strip, on the computer…. that’s ONE low-paid hour to color a whole six-day week of strips.

    Any more is on their own time. So yes, sometimes they miss a word or two, while trying to get the coloring done.
    Ten minutes, people!

    Some cartoonists set guidelines for colors, some don’t. Peanuts is very tightly controlled by “Peanuts Worldwide” … you can bet they choose colors.

    If you look at a Sunday strip, or even a Peanuts book, you’ll see that Schulz himself colored the sky or the walls a different pastel in each frame or page.
    He thought of it as a background, not necessarily the sky.
    He didn’t do “realistic” skies, or shading, preferring decorative blocks of flat color.

    It’s a famous part of his art, one which many other cartoonists have copied.
    I think time has shown that he knew what he was doing….

    The colorists, of course, do it his way, and use his color palette.
    It’s not up to them to decide how the sky “should” have been done!

  11. anjumahmed

    anjumahmed said, about 3 hours ago

    I believe it’s Paige Braddock who does the colouring of these strips, or perhaps just one of her staff artists at the Peanuts Studio. The colouring is indeed lazily done here.

  12. gammaguy

    gammaguy said, about 2 hours ago

    The question has him so disturbed that now he won’t be able to sleep.

  13. tsandl

    tsandl said, about 1 hour ago


    The problem is, there isn’t a distinct outline of a sidewalk in the line drawing, so coloring one in would require altering Schulz’s line work. I favor leaving the strip in black & white, but since the syndicate isn’t going to do that, there’s no sense in criticizing the colorists for doing the very best job they can.

  14. Tom  Giordanella

    Tom Giordanella GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 hour ago

    …now go back to sleep, Snoopy.

  15. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, about 1 hour ago


    In my neighborhood growing up, there was an area marked for a sidewalk, but no actual sidewalk…just the continuation of yard lawn. My best friend (who lived next door) and I found the marker that marked where our yards met. When we’d have an argument, I would stand near the marker, on the area denoted for sidewalk, but on “her” side. When she would tell me to get out of her yard, I would remind her that the sidewalk was “public property”. Ah, memories.

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