I’m deeply honored that Morrissey spoke out on behalf of This Charming Charlie, although not surprised. Morrissey is not a stranger to fair use, and it was my extreme respect for his appropriation of words and images that led to this project in the first place. I’m glad he is able to see the humor in all of this, even if lawyers could not. Hopefully, this example will set a precedent for copyright laws in the future, and encourage others to express themselves and enrich our culture through free speech, parody and social critique.
October 2, 1950: The First Peanuts Comic Strip Is Published
On this day in 1950, the first Peanuts comic strip was published in seven daily newspapers, debuting Charlie Brown and the gang. Created by Charles Schulz, the strip ran for 50 years and solidified the concept of a four panel gag comic.
Check out PBS Newshour’s Peanuts timeline for a look at the comic’s impact and legacy.
Photos: Peanuts. “Rats! There goes the bell” / Schulz. 1963 & Charles Schulz portrait, 1956 (Library of Congress).
schroeder, snoopy, woodstock and the moon
~~ HELLBROWN ~~ is a mash-up I did back in 2006: I thought it would be fun to cross over Mike Mignola’s characters with Charles Schulz’s legendary creations. The result is what you see above. Hope you enjoy :)
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Epic Team-Ups: Charlie Brown and Spider-Man by Charles Schulz and Joh Romita Sr.
The story goes that these two titans of the comics industry once met at a Comic-Con and decided to use their formidable powers to create a Universe-spanning crossover where Charlie Brown finally kicks that goddamn football with the assist from your friendly neighborhood web-head. It’s officially canon in my mind.
oh my god spider-man is fucking gigantic