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Schulz borrowed visual themes from Percy Crosby

According to Maurice Horn, editor of 100 Years of American Newspaper Comics, Charles Schulz was a fan of Percy L. Crosby the creator of Skippy which ran from 1923 to 1945. Comic critic Domingos Isabelinho writes and shows examples of the visual influence of Crosby’s work on Peanuts.

via: Tom Spurgeon

Community Comments

#1 Scott Lincoln
@ 10:19 am

I wonder where the line is between “influence” and “universal symbolism”…

#2 b.j. Dewey
@ 9:10 pm

This was a good read. It reminded me of the enormous influence, direct and indirect, that Schulz has had on cartoonists, including a few of the great ones.

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