Peanuts by Charles Schulz

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 2 years ago

    Unless there’s something on your face for real. (There was something on Snoopy’s face, was there, Woodstock?)

  2. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, about 2 years ago

    This isn’t Woodstock, yet. Just an anonymous generic bird. Woodstock joined the crew a bit later.

  3. pelican47

    pelican47 said, about 2 years ago

    This seems so realistic as to a dog’s reaction.

  4. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’d still take the bird as Woodstock. If I recall right, Snoopy “finally” found out the bird’s name—-implying Woodstock had been around awhile before that.

  5. CameronPB1988

    CameronPB1988 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    me too Snoopy, me too

  6. Snoopy_Fan

    Snoopy_Fan said, about 2 years ago

    HA! I love that stern face on Snoopy in the last panel!


    Yes, that appears to be Woodstock, although - as has been said - he didn’t get his name until after the ‘69 rock festival. I remember (I was 7 years old when this strip came out.) this particular bird was around a few years before he/she finally was given a name. The tufts at the top of the head are one clue that this one is the one that eventually became Woodstock. Most of Schulz’s earlier birds did not have the tufts or the same shape as these later birds did, and according to Schulz himself, Woodstock (nameless at first) was not introduced until (I think April?) 1967. And you’ll notice the copyright is marked as 1967.


    Regardless of these details, I just love these Peanuts strips so much. What a smile they bring to so many faces!

  7. defunctdoormat

    defunctdoormat said, about 2 years ago

    Here we go with the ignorant Woodstock comments again. Please post your source that this is NOT Woodstock, otherwise it’s hearsay. Meanwhile, I’ll post my source that says Woodstock made his first appearance in March 17, 1966.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_(Peanuts) (notice the sources listed.)
    This strip was drawn in 1967, so there’s every reason to believe that this is Woodstock before the name was given by the festival.

  8. Aaron Saltzer

    Aaron Saltzer said, about 2 years ago

    It’s not polite to stare anyway. Lol

  9. Number Three

    Number Three said, about 2 years ago

    Same here, Snoop! They should take a picture, it’ll last longer.

    xxx

  10. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @defunctdoormat

    http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/Woodstock currently says the same thing regarding his first appearance (even points to his Mother’s first appearance).

  11. neverenoughgold

    neverenoughgold GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Number Three

    “Same here, Snoop! They s…”
    It is truly a Kodak moment.
    Eh?

  12. gnatXXsum

    gnatXXsum said, about 2 years ago

    Is Woodstock a generic bird also?

  13. Snoopy_Fan

    Snoopy_Fan said, about 2 years ago

    @defunctdoormat

    My bad on the date of Woodstock’s appearance. You’re right. I thought I had read somewhere that Schulz said the bird that would become Woodstock debuted in the spring of 1967. I DO know that he said that his earlier birds were simply explorations, because he had begun thinking of adding other animal characters to his strips as early as the 1950s.


    Here are some examples of the changes in the birds that Schulz drew:


    1951:


    1951


    1955:


    1954


    1961:


    1961


    Game birds:
    These birds were the ones that used Snoopy’s dog house to play card games.
    Game Birds


    1965:


    1965


    In March 1966, Woodstock’s mother appears:
    Woodstock's Mother


    And, finally, on March 5 of that year, the first appearance of what would become known as Woodstock (officially named in June of 1970):
    Woodstock


    I think it’s interesting how the shapes and details of the birds evolved into what we know as Woodstock but, obviously, not every bird drawn in Peanuts is Woodstock. Before March of 1966, Woodstock did not exist.

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