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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.
Dilbert is the only strip left that has a philosophical outlook with characters up to the task of satirizing society. Johnny Hart, God rest his soul, did a fine job with B.C. and the Wizard of Id. I'm still angry at the untimely retirement of the creators of "Calvin and Hobbes" and "The Far Side." Ever since Lynn Johnston gave up a plotline in For Better or Worse, it has become a tedious gag.
Sorry to sound so crabby, but I've been in a bad mood ever since Mutts got bumped.
Charles Schulz is the undisputed master of creating a microcosm with a cast endowed capable of living a life that a mere rectangle could not contain. He will always be the ultimate measure of greatness for cartooning.
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.