Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Snoopy Festival
Since I've been reading and collecting the Complete Peanuts, I usually don't bother with other Peanuts collections. But, seeing this for only $1 at the Schulz Museum, we couldn't resist! And it was really fun, to see so many Snoopy comics right in a row. There is something about Snoopy -- he's worldly, smart, independent, talented, philosophical, and wise, but still insecure and vulnerable. I really related to him as a boy, and we had a homemade doghouse with a peaked roof, and I would frequently emulate Snoopy, lying on the peak, and looking at the sky. It's funny how he makes something so strangely unnatural look so comfortable.