Thursday, 16 August 2012

charlie brown and peanuts books

After the Dandy post, l was thinking about how comics from my childhood, and how they change, not just the stories, but the drawings themselves.  A great example is the early Charlie Brown 'Peanuts' strips by Charles M Shultz.  They look much different from the later versions l liked as a child, but certainly improved as they went on (although l was never keen on Woodstock, the bird).  Linus (Van Pelt) was my favorite, but l could definitely identify with some of Charlie Brown's problems.  I've still got the books somewhere (wrapped up in the garage is my bet), and l used to spend a lot of my dinner money buying them.  Money well spent l'd say.  Here's the last ever strip.

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