Archive for the 'Charles Schulz' Category

Sunday Funnies - LOL, November 5, 2017

Cidu Bill on Nov 5th 2017

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B.A.: Funny because it’s true:

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Filed in Adam Huber, Bill Bickel, Bug Martini, Charles Schulz, Claude Monet, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Edouard Manet, New Yorker, Peanuts, cmic strips, comics, humor, lol | 14 responses so far

The Essential 10

Cidu Bill on Dec 31st 2015

In Autumn of 2015, I asked you to send me your lists of specific comics that are so “essential,” we can assume that most fans of the genre will be familiar with most if not all of them.

Over 60 of you responded, sending me 67 different comics, well over 200 comics in all, most of which got multiple votes. Before I list the top 10 (actually 16 because of a 9-way tie, this is the Close But No Segar list:

Doonebury: “Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!” (which was on my personal list)

Peanuts: “Hold My Hand, Chuck”

Bloom County: “Death Star”

B.C.: “Clams Got Legs!”

James Thurber: “It’s a naïve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by its presumption”

Peanuts: “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night” (the original appearance)

And for the statistics-obsessed: Far Side was cited most often, 11 times; James Thurber 8; Calvin and Hobbes 6; The New Yorker (not including James Thurber and Charles Addams) 6; and Charles Addams 5.

And now the winners:

In a 9-way tie for 7th place (top to bottom, Gary Larson’s Far Side, Carl Rose in the New Yorker, James Thurber, Larson again, Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes, BobMankoff in the New Yorker, that Larson guy a couple more times, and Saul Steinberg in the New Yorker):

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And now coming in at #6, from James Thurber:

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#5, Charles Addams:

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#4, Charles Schulz:

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#3, Walt Kelly:

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#2, Peter Steiner:

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And finally from Bill Watterson, published 20 years ago today, voted #1 by a wide margin, and probably the greatest comic strip finale ever:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Watterson, Bloom County, Bob Mankoff, Calvin and Hobbes, Charles Addams, Charles Rose, Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, Doonesbury, Essential 10, Far Side, G.B. Trudeau, Gary Larson, James Thurber, New Yorker, Peanuts, Peter Steiner, Pogo, Saul Steinberg, Snoopy, Walt Kelly, comic strips, comics, humor | 52 responses so far

Peanuts: A Turning Point

Cidu Bill on May 3rd 2013

John Gustafson sent me the link to an interesting article

Filed in Bill Bickel, Charles Schulz, Peanuts, comic strips, comics, humor | 20 responses so far

Laissez Faire

Cidu Bill on Jul 6th 2012

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(from 1949, pre-Peanuts Charles Schulz)

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Charles Schulz, comic strips, comics, humor | 9 responses so far

The scary thing is, somebody will probably post the answer within an hour…

Cidu Bill on Nov 2nd 2011

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Maybe about fifty years ago, Schulz ran a very similar gag in Peanuts; but I can’t remember which two characters were involved. Does anybody recall?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Charles Schulz, Peanuts, comic strips, comics, humor, xkcd | 23 responses so far

In case you thought there was anything even remotely new about this…

Cidu Bill on Oct 12th 2011

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October, 1959

Filed in Bill Bickel, Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, Christmas, Peanuts, comic strips, comics, humor | 38 responses so far

Paint It Black

Cidu Bill on Mar 22nd 2011

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Speaking of Ad Reinhardt

Filed in Ad Reinhardt, Bill Bickel, Charles Schulz, Peanuts, comic strips, comics, humor | 24 responses so far