Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Schulz as genius

Listening to Schroeder: ‘Peanuts’ Scholars Find Messages in Cartoon’s Scores

Possibly the funniest part of this, to me, is the idea of a 'Peanuts' scholar. Wouldn't it be closer to the point to say a Shulz scholar? The scholar, and this article, is not concerned only with the sub-creation but the creator's relationship to his characters/individuals and how the creator's relationship to his world [context] influenced his sub-creation. And seriously who gets to study Peanuts comics for a year? Who gives out funding for this? It's a good thing and I would love to go to this exhibition but if you're giving out money for the study of Peanuts I've got some other ideas for you.

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