~HAPPY NEW YEAR – FROM LUCY !!
so, what about some vintage PEANUTS !! just don’t ever call me – Lucy !!
will the real CHARLIE BROWN, please stand up !!
PEANUTS – by CHARLES SCHULZ, DECEMBER 31, 1956
from: ‘THE JOY OF A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS’ – ’50 Years of Holiday Comics’.
Hallmark Books, Kansas City, Missouri. 2000.
it’s way fun to pick up an anthology of PEANUTS, and see how Charles Schulz perfected the art of the face that said it all – drop dead deadpan !! – but with fewer and fewer embellishments, over the decades.
CHARLES SCHULZ, 1922-2000. Charles “Sparky” Schultz was born to a barber in Minnesota and “grew up with dreams of writing his own comic strip.” Like many early comic book legends he went to war, he was a veteran of World War II, but was able to come back and pick up the pieces – and get on with the art !! Originally called ‘L’il Folks’ – ‘Little Folks’ and ‘L’il Abner’ already existed – PEANUTS, as it was renamed “much to Schulz’s displeasure” went on to became one of the longest running and most popular comics of all time . . . “it has been published in 21 languages, in more than 2,600 newspapers, and has spawned dozens of books, over 50 television specials and even a Broadway musical.”
~quote sources: Hallmark