A new exhibit that will be installed in the museum through February 21, 2011, is called "Searching out new territory: Experiments in Peanuts." According to the museum, "Experimentation is a part of any artist's work, and Charles Schulz was no exception. He experimented in areas as diverse as lettering and backgrounds, but the area of greatest exploration was with the development of his characters."
In this Sunday strip, we see something that was almost never seen in "Peanuts," actual adults. Though we only see their legs, it is almost jarring to see them at all, given how the only characters included in nearly all of the 17,897 strips in the series are children and animals.
Schulz tried out the experiment over four Sundays in May 1954 and later decided it was a mistake.
October 2, 2010 6:00 AM PDT
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