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commented on Lio
6 months ago
My pets won’t pose when I try to take pictures for them just like in this comic.
commented on Calvin and Hobbes
8 months ago
Regarding the washing machine strip, it probably wasn’t reprinted because it could encourage children to actually climb in a washing machine. The syndicate probably was worried about this and commissioned Watterson to draw another strip. (This is my theory, so don’t take this as a fact.)
There were actually two strips that were published in newspapers on this date: this one and one about a washing machine. The washing machine strip was not reprinted in any book. You may read the “lost” strip at the Platypus Comix website. (Just go to the “other people’s cartoons” section and then go to the “Bill Watterson’s rarest” page.)
commented on Peanuts
8 months ago
What a great tribute to Veteran’s Day. Over the years, Snoopy always drunk root bear with Bill Mauldin. This strip has Snoopy actually meeting two of Mauldin’s characters. This comic strip reuses some of Mauldin’s artwork.
This was part of a series of strips that were drawn for D-Day. This was also one of these “Peanuts” strips that used a combination of photographs and cartoon artwork. The first “Peanuts” strip to have a photograph placed over cartoon artwork was drawn in the early ’90s. In that strip, Snoopy was playing golf next to a huge ocean wave.
This is the final daily “Peanuts” strips. After this one, every published daily strip will be a repeat. There were a few new Sunday strips published following this one (due to Sunday strips being produced on different schedules). The artwork used in this strip was reused in the final Sunday strip.
This is the final “Peanuts” comic strip. It was published the day after Charles Schulz died. Due to his wishes, the comic strip reran in newspapers after the publication of this strip. I’m glad the end of “Peanuts” did not resolve any character traits. I’m glad Charlie Brown did not finally meet the Little Red-Haired Girl, kick the football from Lucy, or keep his kite in the air. I’m glad Linus did not outgrow his blanket. I’m glad Miss Othmar never appeared. Instead, this strip reminds us of how great “Peanuts” was. Even though the strip ended, we can still enjoy the strip while we can also decide ourselves on what the Little-Red Haired Girl looks like, if the Great Pumpkin actually exists, or if Charlie Brown will kick the football. You’re a good boy, Charlie Brown. You’re a good dog, Snoopy. You’re a good man, Charles Schulz.
This is the closest visual rendition of the Little Red-Haired Girl in the comic strip. Charlie Brown’s sweetheart, who had many mentions since the early ’60s, makes an appearance in silhouette in 1998.
This is the first, and only, appearance of Snoopy’s mother. She has been mentioned in several previous strips. There was a storyline from the ’60s about Snoopy searching for her mother.
This is the first, and only, appearance of Snoopy’s father. (He has a sweet mustache.) This strip also reveals his eight children. Six of them-Snoopy, Spike, Belle, Marbles, Olaf, and Andy-have made appearances in the strip. The other two never have made an appearance in the strip.
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