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Aug 01, 2014
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Peanuts, August 8, 1981

@jndevereux:


  I love the way Schulz drew clouds and the sun in this Peanuts


Me too. One thing to note: Schulz actually had a hand tremor. He once complained (supposedly in the 1980s, the same decade this strip was drawn, although I can’t find the exact source) that “sometimes my hand shakes so much I have to hold my wrist to draw.”  I’m not sure when it really started to show in his work. If you pick up a collection like A Golden Celebration, you can definitely see that his line gets more wobbly and loose over the years, but things are still reasonably tight in the 80s. (It’s hard to tell, honestly, since the drawings were always so reduced for the paper. You can see how big he worked here.) Might have to add Schulz to my list of artists whose physical shortcomings led to signature work.

Regardless, these panels rule.

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Peanuts, August 8, 1981

@jndevereux:

I love the way Schulz drew clouds and the sun in this Peanuts

Me too. One thing to note: Schulz actually had a hand tremor. He once complained (supposedly in the 1980s, the same decade this strip was drawn, although I can’t find the exact source) that “sometimes my hand shakes so much I have to hold my wrist to draw.”  I’m not sure when it really started to show in his work. If you pick up a collection like A Golden Celebration, you can definitely see that his line gets more wobbly and loose over the years, but things are still reasonably tight in the 80s. (It’s hard to tell, honestly, since the drawings were always so reduced for the paper. You can see how big he worked here.) Might have to add Schulz to my list of artists whose physical shortcomings led to signature work.

Regardless, these panels rule.

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May 31, 2014
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Peanuts, March 27, 1959

The first appearance of Lucy’s psychiatry booth. From The Complete Peanuts 1959-1960 (Vol. 5)

Peanuts, March 27, 1959

The first appearance of Lucy’s psychiatry booth. From The Complete Peanuts 1959-1960 (Vol. 5)

Oct 02, 2013
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madinkbeard:

comicsreporter:

peanuts began 63 years ago today and on many days of its long run was a freaking miracle

Happy Birthday to Peanuts!

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madinkbeard:

comicsreporter:

peanuts began 63 years ago today and on many days of its long run was a freaking miracle

Happy Birthday to Peanuts!

Filed under: Peanuts

Nov 19, 2012
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“I should think you’d admire a girl who’s so consistent.”

Filed under: Peanuts, parenting

“I should think you’d admire a girl who’s so consistent.”

Filed under: Peanuts, parenting

Aug 11, 2012
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“I feel torn between the desire to create and the desire to destroy…”

Why not do both at the same time?

“I feel torn between the desire to create and the desire to destroy…”

Why not do both at the same time?

(Source: theparisreview)

Mar 20, 2012
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3eanuts:

March 21, 1969 — see The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970

Filed under: poetry, Peanuts (really, they’re the same thing)

3eanuts:

March 21, 1969 — see The Complete Peanuts 1967-1970

Filed under: poetry, Peanuts (really, they’re the same thing)

Jan 04, 2012
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3eanuts: November 13, 1981 — see The Complete Peanuts 1979-1982

3eanuts: November 13, 1981 — see The Complete Peanuts 1979-1982

Dec 21, 2011
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Skating,” off A Charlie Brown Christmas

It’s that time of year! This, by the way, is hard as hell to play on piano.

Oct 03, 2011
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I have always believed that you not only cast a strip to enable the characters to do things you want them to, but that the characters themselves, by their very nature and personality, should provide you with ideas.
— Charles M. Schulz, PEANUTS: A Golden Celebration (As Wallace Stevens wrote, “The characters speak because they want to speak.” This line is quoted by Psychologist Mary Watkins in chapter seven of her book, Invisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues, where she talks about how writers have often spoke of not feeling that they really had control of their stories, that they were just following the characters, or taking dictation. You can read some of it, here.)

(Source: docshaner, via drawnblog)

Aug 15, 2011
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3eanuts:

September 13, 1975 — see The Complete Peanuts 1975-1978

3eanuts:

September 13, 1975 — see The Complete Peanuts 1975-1978

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