#482 Peanuts: A Twentieth-Century Classic

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Charles Schulz’s Peanuts is one of the most beloved comic strips of the 20th century. But while some prefer the hilariously cruel and despairing tone of the first half of the series, it seems that the public perception of Peanuts is more in line with the cute, commercial tone it took on in its second 25 years.

This week Tim and Kumar come back to Peanuts, more than seven years after reviewing the Schulz bio, to delve more into the strip itself. What is the nature of the Peanuts kids? What motivates them? How does Peanuts (especially in its first half) fit an existentialist view of the world?

Also discussed: the recent movie — what was good or bad. Was showing the Little Red Haired Girl a good idea? Plus, a nod to a few of Schulz’s more interesting panel compositions, and, what Peanuts strip does Tim want on his wall?

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Comic News Insider Episode 533 – Un-Ironically Enthusiastic with Dana Aber!

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Big Thunder Productions’ Dana Aber joins her pal Jimmy in studio to chat about her upcoming nerdy musical theater production called Un-Ironically Enthusiastic (Nerds on Parade). In tribute, Jimmy sings a little ditty for her. Apologies to you all especially to My Chemical Romance. News includes: DC’s 3rd weekly comic announced, Warren Ellis to revamp Dynamite heroes, Dark Horse to publish Venture Bros. art book, autistic teen starts comic book vending machine business, Templesmith’s Wormwood gets animated, Fox and Sony team up in Amazing Spider-Man 2 stinger, and man sues ex over Snoopy plush doll. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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