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Can’t stand it

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Sunday Comics

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Same

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Last Day (Peanuts)

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Last day (Peanuts)

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Man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward (Peanuts)

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Charles Schulz is the only writer I’ve continually been reading since I was a kid (Chris Ware)

It was the Peanuts collections in my grandfather’s basement office that really stayed with me through childhood and into college. Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, and Lucy all felt like real people to me. I even felt so sorry for Charlie Brown at one point that I wrote him a valentine and sent it to the newspaper, hoping he’d get it. I’ve said it many times before, but Charles Schulz is the only writer I’ve continually been reading since I was a kid. And I know I’m not alone. He touched millions of people and introduced empathy to comics, an important step in their transition from a mass medium to an artistic and literary one.

From Chris Ware’s new interview with The Paris Review.

Just an April Fool Joke (Peanuts)

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Charlie Brown, existentialist placekicker

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Existentialism has been accused of being defeatist and depressing (and Sartre didn’t help his cause with terms like ‘abandonment’, ‘despair’, and ‘nausea’). But Peanuts also demonstrates the optimism of the philosophy. Why does Charlie Brown continue to go out to the pitcher’s mound, despite his 50 year losing streak? Why try to kick the football, when Lucy has always pulled it away at the last second? Because there is an infinite gap between the past and the present. Regardless of what has come before, there is always the possibility of change. Monstrous freedom is a double edged sword. We exist, and are responsible. This is both liberating and terrifying.

From “Sartre & Peanuts” by Nathan Radke.

Last Day (Peanuts)

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Get It (Peanuts)

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Too Tired (Peanuts)

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Love (Peanuts)

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Run for Your Life, Charlie Brown

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Run for Your Life, Charlie Brown by Dennis Davies.

Unstable (Peanuts)

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Unloved (Peanuts)

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