The Day Charlie Brown Changed
May 4, 2013 8:20 AM Subscribe
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Pearls Before Swine Author Stephen Pastis believes the Peanuts strip published on February 1, 1954 was a turning point in the Charlie Brown series
.“When Charlie Brown starts out (from 1950 through 1953), he is a bit of a smart-aleck. More like Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. He often provokes (particularly Schroeder), and likes to get the better of others.
This particular strip changes that.
For the first time, you see how sad and rather lonely Charlie Brown is, and moreover, how resigned he is to it.
It’s certainly not the same kid who a couple days prior (1/29/54) gets the better of the two girls who are making fun of him and is smiling in the last panel.
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