It’s been over 20 years since legendary cartoonist Charles M. Schulz died, but his work continues to captivate and amuse readers around the world. Schulz is of course best known for creating peanutswhich, in turn, featured some of the most popular characters in the world of comics. But it turns out that peanuts wasn’t his only project – and some newly uncovered comics show a slightly different side of his sense of humor.
Write at The Washington Post, Michael Cavna has details on a trio of previously unknown Schulz comics that focus on adult characters – including one, Miss Hamhock, who has more than a few things in common with a Lucy Van Pelt.
Miss Hamhock and her employee Hagemeyer are the focus of these 3 strips, which are followed by 4 more with the same characters in the collection of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Cavna reports that the museum bought the 3 strips at auction last year; Taken together, they believe they were examples of a new feature that Schulz tried to showcase in the 1950s. (It was the US acres to peanuts‘ Garfield, maybe.)
In the next month, all 7 Hagemeyer Strips as part of a new exhibition, Adults from Schulz. It’s not hard to see the appeal here – seeing Schulz’s style in a different context sounds incredibly fascinating.
Experts in Schulz’s work avoided drawing too many parallels between these strips and Schulz’s most famous work. “He thinks as a comic connoisseur, and I don’t think she’s grown up Peanuts,Said the curator Benjamin L. Clark. All in all, it is a fascinating insight into the full range of Schulz’s bibliography.
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