Friday, February 12, 2010

Charles Schulz: November 26, 1922 - February 12, 2000

Above: copyright UFS.

Ted Dawson remembers Charles Schulz on the the tenth anniversary of the great cartoonist's passing.

While Ted may feel "like the whole art form died with him," I can't disagree more.

My two cents is cartooning is as alive as ever. While comic strips are, invariably, connected to the fate of newspapers, other graphic art forms -- Web comics, graphic novels, manga, animation -- are flourishing.

But, yeah, of course, there was only one PEANUTS.

Related: Read PEANUTS from the very first strip at!

1 comment:

Dan said...

I can agree with your disagreeing to Dawson's commenting about the "art form" of cartooning dieing with Schulz but it's probably his passionate appreciation of Peanuts more than the man himself. It doesn't seem like a decade already, but I wholeheartedly agree with you in regards to the art form flourishing. There are so many talented cartoonists, funny artists, humorous illustrators, web comics, animators, panels, strips etc. that the actual presence of the web has made it very prevalent. Cartoon samples abound on the web no matter where you look.