Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fresh roasted

Just a few months shy of sixty years later, computer game expert and webcomic creator John Harris has set himself the task of blogging every single Peanuts strip starting with its debut on October 2, 1950. Along the way, John notes the evolution of character design, the early focus on characters other than good ol' Charlie Brown, the variable aging of the gang, the curious question of Snoopy's original ownership...and offers links to purchase those Fantagraphics collections with the gorgeous covers.

I first read these early strips in paperback collections published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston some twenty years after the fact. Most of us have never had the chance to see them one a day, as they were originally meant to be read in a daily newspaper, until now.


  1. Sorry to correct you, but I am not bloging -every- Peanuts strip, just the most interesting (I think) ones. So far, this comes to about one-third of them.

    While it might be fun to do all of them, it'd be nice to finish this up, with daily updates, in less than fifty years. Heh.

  2. You have bested me with your unassailable logic!


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