Peanuts Roasted
March 30, 2009 9:37 PM   Subscribe

Peanuts Roasted
Inspired by evilcolonel's wonderful Peanuts post, I've started a blog devoted to going through all of Peanuts' 49-year-plus comic archives, from beginning to end, and linking to the more interesting strips.
posted by JHarris (8 comments total)
This project was posted to MetaFilter by KokuRyu on April 14, 2009: Peanuts Roasted

Interesting project. I'll be watching it as often as I can, but damn, I'm glad it's you and not me doing this. Almost 50 years worth of strips... even not linking to and commenting on only half of them, that's a lot of work.
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:50 AM on April 2, 2009

Yeah, but on the other hand I have almost three months of strips backlogged at this point, enough to get me almost through the first year of the newspaper run. I did all that in two very intensive days. If you enjoy doing something it goes by in a flash, and I really like Peanuts. Back in first grade I checked out every Peanuts compilation the school library had multiple times.

But in any case, it's likely that the strip percentage will fall down a bit when it gets out of the classic period. There's a lot to comment on in the early days because the strip looks so alien compared to later-day Peanuts, but after just three years, the original look is almost entirely gone and, except for things like eye width, Schulz's blacking-in technique and Snoopy (the character who develops the most), the strip looks pretty much like it would the whole rest of its run.
posted by JHarris at 11:06 AM on April 2, 2009

Fair enough. I wish you good luck, and I'll come back to read it as often as I can!

I really like the layout of the site too, by the way. I wanted to say that in my first comment but forgot.
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:50 PM on April 2, 2009

Very interesting and fun, of course... do you have permission from the Schulz estate to reproduce more than a few of these images?
posted by asfuller at 11:53 AM on April 10, 2009

I use's Embed code. I reason they wouldn't have provided it if they didn't want people embedding strips in their pages. The code even links to the page, meaning I don't have to provide separate links, a useful bonus.
posted by JHarris at 1:53 PM on April 11, 2009

Oh, very cool. Carry on.
posted by asfuller at 9:46 AM on April 13, 2009

I'm grateful to KokoRyu for posting this to the blue, because I generally don't read Projects and would have missed this. Looking forward to having some discussions, JHarris. Nice work.
posted by evilcolonel at 11:34 AM on April 14, 2009

Thanks evilcolonel! Good luck in shooting down that beagle by the way.
posted by JHarris at 9:58 AM on April 15, 2009

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