In today's day and age, it may be hard to fathom an era when comic strips were promoted in advertisements worded like movie promotions, but long before "Scott Pilgrim" trailers and "Marmaduke" trailers graced YouTube, "Peanuts" had such ads. If you were around for early "Peanuts" installments or you've seen Fantagraphics' more recent collections,
If there's one thing that rivals hands in the scheme of difficult physical attributes to illustrate, it's hair. Perhaps that's why so many cartoonists have opted for iconic hairdos that aren't necessarily natural, but rather recognizable helmets of iconography?
Threadless user Rodrigo Leonard
A new Threadless submission features the "Peanuts" gang as you've never seen them before... as peanuts. The photo features characters like Peppermint Patty, Marcy, Sally, Franklin, Schroder, Pigpen, Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, and Lucy hand-painted on the shells, along with my personal favorite, Woodstock as a tiny shelled yellow peanut.
Voting has closed on the submission, so we can only hope that it returns as a t-shirt d
Despite the wealth of flashy gimmicks and potential visual delights permeating the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, there is little debate that the newer films are lacking the same quality that made the initial trilogy so wonderful
Aside from maybe Ralphie in "A Christmas Story," poor old Charlie Brown is just about the saddest little boy in fiction. Not that he's particularly depressed or bestowed with a bad life -- he's just a bit of a dud, one of those kids from elementary school that you paid little mind to because he was, well, boring
Beloved "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz touched a lot of people over the course of his nearly six decades of professional cartooning, but I gotta say, his letter to a displeased fan shines some serious light on his interaction with readers