Violet was the original mean girl of the Peanuts gang. She was even the first character to call Charlie Brown a blockhead. Her main weapon was social exclusion: “I’m having a party, and YOU’RE not invited!” She was, on the surface, an unrepentant bully and one of the least likable characters in Charles Schulz’s strip.…
Charlie Brown is hesitant. Marcie is shy. Lucy is cruel. Schroeder is aloof. But Franklin is just…perfect.
For many years, I thought that Marcie, the bespectacled, book-obsessed girl in Peanuts, was Asian American. It wasn’t just about how badly I wanted an Asian American in my favorite comic strip; it was about how much I identified with her. Through Marcie’s various story arcs, Charles Schulz depicted the struggles of a…
Aside from Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty is the most well-thought out, deeply characterized member of the Peanuts gang. Charles Schulz told some heartbreaking stories about unrequited love, single parenthood, gender norms, and deep-seated insecurities—themes that did not normally appear on the Sunday funnies page.…
The first time I watched the 1978 Peanuts special What A Nightmare, Charlie Brown, I was eight and a little scared. The cartoon made a significant impression on me. It was unnerving to see Snoopy whipped, starved, pelted with produce, and drowned. Dream sequence or not, that’s heavy shit.
This is it. The first museum in the world dedicated to the cartoon beagle. And it’s opening this weekend.
By the end of its run in 2000, Peanuts was an institution. It had become an omnipresent part of American culture, and that’s not a compliment.
Am I crazy, or does Activision’s The Peanuts Movie tie-in game look pretty good? Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, due out this fall on Xbox One, 360, PS4, Wii U and 3DS, sees Charlie Brown’s pup platforming through the worlds of his imagination and taking flight against the Red Baron. It’s even got Woodstock co-op!
Calvin and Hobbes meet Spider-Man by David Branstetter for a Spider-Man-themed art jam that also included this Peanuts plus Spider-Man illustration:
Just look at it.
Thing you probably don't know about me: I can't look at Peanuts without tears welling up in my eyes, especially the older stuff.
Charles Schulz's Peanuts comic strips stand as one of the most brilliant artistic achievements of the 20th Century. You could say the same about The Legend of Zelda video games.
Everyone's favorite canine aviator, Snoopy, takes to the skies to shoot machine guns, rockets and a whole host of weapons at small children (and the Red Baron!) in airplanes. This is war with the gang from Peanuts.