Why didn’t Philo think of this before? Because of reasons and things. *shrug*
I’ve wanted to be a cartoonist since I was 5 years old – somewhere I have proof of that, buried in moving boxes. Like a lot of cartoonists of my generation, I usually cite the “Holy Trinity” of cartoonists as influences: Berke Breathed, Bill Watterson, and Gary Larson. However, before all of them, before the Marvel and DC comic books that I initially wanted to draw, there was a round-headed boy wearing a orange t-shirt with a jagged stripe and his loyal beagle.
This is my long-winded way of saying that I saw the Peanuts movie over the weekend. I was afraid that they were going to trample all over my childhood memories of Charlie Brown, Linus and all the rest (even Lucy). I needn’t have worried, and if you haven’t seen it yet, neither should you. The Peanuts Movie is a very loving tribute to the entirety of the strip, from Charlie’s crush on The Little Red-Haired Girl to Snoopy’s exploits with the Red Baron. I won’t spoil any of it for you, but there is a big reveal at the end, something Mr. Schulz never showed us in all the years of the strip, and there are two end-credit scenes. Go see it. Now. 🙂