Saturday, October 02, 2010

Happy 60th Anniversary "Peanuts"

The comic strip "Peanuts" debuted 60 years ago today. It is too bad that Charles M. Schulz didn't live for this or even the 50th Anniversary of "Peanuts" as he died in February 2000.

One wonders how "Peanuts" would be if he had continued it these last 10 years. The strip went into such a decline during the 90s that it was getting harder and harder to like.

Also, would Schulz have approved "The Complete Peanuts" book series from Fantagraphics. Probably not, as he was never very fond of his early work, which I find quite fascinating. Incidentally, that series is complete up through 1978 with another 11 volumes to come over the next six years.

1 comment:

Chris Barat said...


Actually I think that the strip perked up some in the 90s. The 80s seemed a weaker decade to me. But a full assessment awaits the release of the remaining COMPLETE PEANUTS volumes.