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    Peanuts Comic Strip

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    Peanuts is a classic comic strip that was created by an average, everyday man, debuting in 1950. Charles Schulz created the strip based on his own emotions and personality. The comic strip slowly became more popular by the year and over sixty years later, it is the one of the most famous and influential comic strips ever created. Originally, Peanuts was a gag strip, or a single-paneled strip with a caption beneath the drawing, with typical characters and childish situations. (Walker, 407). But, Schulz slowly developed the personalities for his characters. Adults are rarely depicted in the strip and, when they are, you cannot see their entire body or understand what they are saying. Since adults are rarely introduced, the children of the strip experience regular childhood situations, but approach them with the mindset of an adult. (Walker, 438). In the beginnings of the comic, Peanuts was only a “space-saving feature.” On October 2, 1950, the comic debuted in seven different newspapers. The comic has four square and equally sized panels, which newspapers can reconfigure into a vertical or horizontal format in order for it to fit on the page. Schulz’s artwork for the strip is simple with graphics that can stand out on a page, so, even when the sizes of the strips were…

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    The comic strip my body is about a girl who thinks her body isn’t good enough to impress others. She contemplates if she should change the way she looks in order to look like the girls she sees in magazines. She is very insecure and worries about what others think. At the end of the comic strip, she comes to realize that everyone is different and that she is happy the way she looks. The girl comes to figure out that she is lucky, this is from when she says “My body is great! It walks, it runs,…

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    School put on the musical of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Which ended up being some of the most famous Peanuts Comic Strips that were sung and acted out for the audience. The original musical was performed in 1967, and was directed by Clark Gesner. During the presentation of the musical on Thursday, very few members of the audience knew what was going on, because it did not have a plot. Although, the musical was enjoyable for the older generation because they grew up reading the Peanuts…

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    In Hill’s essay she exerts authority by speaking as if she was speaking for everyone who had ever read “Calvin and Hobbes”. Hill also feels as if she has the authority to speak on this matter because she went through a situation similar to Calvin’s. She writes “…he taught an entire generation of children…” implying and assuming that every kid in that generation was taught the same lesson she had learned from the comic (244). Just like Hill, Rubin also displays a confidence when she boldly writes…

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    Dana Summers is an editorial cartoonist who wrote for the Orlando Sentimental for thirty years before leaving. His main focus for all of his editorial cartoons is politics in America, and problems surrounding said politics. Summers uses multiple different techniques to get the point across to the viewer of his cartoons. Color is one of the biggest, color sets the tone and mood for the entire cartoon whether that may be bright or dark. Another strong technique he uses is the appeal of logos,…

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    for both parties. Whites did not show equality towards blacks, they discriminated them and treated them in an inhumane manner. Blacks always fought for equality and whites fought against them. Racism is seen in the comic book The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell. It demonstrates the civil rights fight between blacks and whites during the post-war era. Comic books during and after the World war two were very popular…

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    Widely considered to be America’s first political cartoon, “Join, or Die” was created as an influence to colonial citizens during the French and Indian War. Benjamin Franklin, the creator of “Join, or Die”, featured his cartoon on May 9, 1754 in the Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper. Franklin’s cartoon proved to be rhetorically effective by his usage of symbolism, application to all three points on the rhetorical triangle, and his appeal to ethos, logos, and pathos. During Franklin’s era, there…

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    You won’t find a single person on this planet who has gotten off a plane without a major grievance to be sympathized over. That’s exactly this artist has done, in his own, humorous way. Christoph Niemann is a doodle aficionado and his a well established illustrator and author. His work has appeared on the covers The New Yorker, Time, Wired, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustration. As illustrious as his career has been so far, Niemann still enjoys making fun and smart drawings from…

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    Symbolism by definition is the usage of certain objects or signs to stand for bigger meanings, concepts or ideas. In the first cartoon the beaten up man with that head which looks like the earth is a symbol for the earth, the cartoonist meant by that image to show people the bad effects of overpopulation on the earth, and that earth will no longer be able to face this problem or handle its effects. In the second cartoon the earth is being presented by a man or a boy being showered, the…

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    Family Guy Gender Analysis

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    In Western society, cartoons are found everywhere. The appear on television, in magazines, in newspapers, and in their own novels. It is not a surprise then to think that these cartoons have a great influence in our cultures: both positive and negative. However, looking at all these different types of cartoons would take ages to decipher to find their pros and cons. To narrow the focus, I have chosen to focus on adult and children’s cartoons in film/television. Specifically, Family Guy for the…

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