Happy 4/20, y’all.
Just repeated on BBC Radio 4, and up for worldwide listening for 30 days: a 2010 documentary by former Melody Maker writer Pete Paphides, talking to friends, family and fans of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. On the web, or via the BBC iPlayer or BBC Sounds apps.
Although: the parenthetical, closely spaced eyes in the middle of Charlie Brown’s fat bald head resembling nothing about Schulz the man For such a non-representational cartoonist as Ware to read Schulz’s simplified, iconic cartooning – in an essay that praises it! – as literal is surprisingly imprecise. In this drawing of Jimmy Corrigan by Ware, […]
Chris Ware is writing about how influential his grandparents and Peanuts both were on him? THE NINETIES ARE BACK, BABY! WE DID IT! (New Yorker link, advance-reprinting an essay from a book of essays on Charles Schulz [and two strips: Seth and Ivan Brunetti are listed as contributors, so I’m guessing one of the strips […]