Sunday, March 29, 2009

Peanuts—to read or to eat?

45 years ago today, it was Easter, and Kelly had his usual fun with it. He homaged  Charlie Schulz, who was at the top of his game at the time. It must have been about the time of Schulz's Great Pumpkin, since here it's the Great Rabbit.

Kelly's lettering and typography add so much to our visual pleasure. I know that much of that was supplied by his able assistants, but I know that he directed all of that.


Some Guy Here (fan of Comics Curmuddgeon) said...

Wow. Comics sure were different back then. Not to knock Keith Knight or Jim Meddick though, their stuff's great too.

Robert Synnott said...

Weren't the rabbit Pogo comics generally supplied as an alternative for newspapers which did not want to run the day's controversial political cartoon, which might be making fun of McCarthyism?