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Your absolutly right about Peanuts . Charles Schultz was a shining light no doubt for the funnies . The only comics that were out where action hero comics . The strip will never die , because it is a master piece . But im just saying its only made me laugh out loud maybe ounce . Its a great strip . Better then most , but I rather read Calvin and Hobbes , or one of my other favorite comic strips then Peanuts .I never mentioned Baldo though ... I havn't even read that strip before . Pearls before Swine isn't Eye Candy . But I rather read an original strip unlike Blondie (same strip is being written by tons of people) , and Garfield just a repetitive mess of boring gags .
I heared Stephan Pastis is co producing a peanuits specail or somthing .
jonnypants23...The only things good about Pearls Before Swine and Baldo are that they cut down on the time required to read the comics page. I gave them a fair shot when they came on board, but after a week or two, I just couldn't go there anymore.
I agree that Calvin and Hobbs is one of the all-time funniest and I really like Zits, too. I read the Chronicle on-line edition and enjoy 9 Chickweed Lane, Curtis and Crankshaft. I will always read Peanuts -- that is an American icon that will never die.
I disgree with Chris here . Bill Watterson stopped creating Calvin and Hobbes , because he didn't want it to become just another stupid gag like garfield . I believe Calvin and Hobbes is more creative and humoruos then Peanuts . Even though its funny at times , it just didn't have the creativity that Calvin and Hobbes has .
And Dilbert is not the last comic strip thats decent . Theres Pearls before Swine . Love it or hate it , its become one of the fastest growing comic strips in this decade . Zits is another awsesome strip . The art is fantastic and the humor is hilarious . A new strip that is being read is Cul De Sac . It was praised by Mill Watterson himself ! I have the first treasury , and I believe its got some somthing there that no other strip out there has right now . CREATIVITY . Richard Thompson is very talented in art and humor . I encourage you guys to check it out . Oh yes and myfavorite comic strip of all time is easily Calvin and Hobbes . But right now I would say its Zits or Cul De Sac .
Chris, just be sure and bring your sleeping bags. And I hope you like cats!
Free,Sounds like a road trip waiting to happen. Can we crash at your place? :)
I live very close to Santa Rosa,California where Charles Schulz lived. They have a lot of statues of Peanuts characters scattered throughout the town. Quite a few not sure how many. They also have a Schulz museum which I have not been to yet. www.sculzmuseum.org
I enjoy Dilbert, too, Riverboat, although it's not as magical as the Peanuts. By the way, I liked the Peanuts tie you were wearing Saturday night at the theater. I try to avoid wearing ties whenever possible, but a Peanuts tie somehow makes the strangling sensation around my neck more tolerable. I have one tie of the Peanuts gang reading the newspaper and another of Snoopy and Woodstock playing tennis.
That's a trip down memory lane, too. I haven't thought about Alley Oop in a long time. This Wikipedia reference credits the strip as the origin for the name of that famous basketball play: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alley_Oop
I remember Alley Oop. I didn't read it much, as I was just a kid, and wasn't all that interested in it at the time, but I find myself googling it nowadays. Same with Eek and Meek. Pretty neat comics.
My brothers and I would check out all the hardback Peanuts books at our elementary school in the 70s, and just laugh and laugh.