Thursday, February 08, 2018

1969: All of the PEANUTS Silent Penultimate Daily Panels


The silent penultimate panel was coined to describe the wordless next-to-last comic strip panel. It's that moment when the characters pause and we have that moment of anticipation, building up the final panel gag.

Silent means no dialogue, and, that means panels like this one below are in the wrong:

February 10, 1969:
2-10-69

Here are all of the PEANUTS (PEANUTS © 2012 PEANUTS Worldwide LLC ) silent penultimate panels from 1969, pulled out of their context, and thrust our here by themselves. 

Why? 

Well, each one of them are little squares of Schulz-drawn oblique goodness. Is there an element of zen here? That's up to the beholder. 

These were scanned from THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1969-1970, Fantagraphics, 2008.

"You have Sparky's magic in your hands right now. Go on, read it. It's here for everyone." – Mo Willems, from his introduction


1-7-69

1-10-69

1-14-69

2-4-69

2-7-69

2-12-69

2-15-69

2-20-69

3-3-69

3-12-69

3-21-69

4-3-69

4-7-69
4-19-69
4-21-69


5-1-69

5-5-69


5-6-69

5-9-69

5-12-69

5-13-69

5-14-69

5-22-69

5-31-69

6-27-69

7-7-69

7-23-69

7-26-69

7-28-69

7-29-69

8-1-69

8-4-69


8-11-69

8-13-69


8-15-69

8-18-69

8-19-69

8-21-69

8-22-69

8-23-69

8-26-69

8-27-69



8-28-69

8-29-69

8-25-69

9-4-69

9-6-69

9-16-69

9-27-69

9-29-69

9-30-69

10-8-69

10-18-69

10-23-69
10-27-69

10-28-69

11-1-69

11-4-69

11-11-69

11-24-69


12-5-69

12-9-69


-- Originally from a January 27, 2012 blog entry.

2 comments:

Donald Benson said...

I've collected, read, and savored all 26 volumes. But somehow I'm not ready to let go of a handful of Peanuts paperbacks and hardbound books I've dragged around since childhood. In fact, I'm tempted when I see now-lost titles in used bookstores.

Mike Lynch said...

I have to agree. I love the old Holt, Rinehart collections. Titan Books has reprinted a lot of those classic old paperbacks in their original format. Worth checking out!