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alas! B.C. is now R.I.P

by jonah jones / April 8, 2007 4:24 PM PDT
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Too bad. That's too young.
by EdH / April 8, 2007 9:50 PM PDT

The great cartoonists are dying out. I'm not that impressed with most of the newer ones.

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haven't seen it.
by James Denison / April 8, 2007 9:57 PM PDT

Last comic strip like that I remember was alley oop.

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When I was in high school
by drpruner / April 10, 2007 2:29 AM PDT
In reply to: haven't seen it.

Scholastic Magazine had an article about him as a gifted cartoonist a few years out of school who was trying to find a syndicate for his strip about cave men ...

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Just a thought
by Willy / April 10, 2007 2:48 AM PDT

Without trying to be disrespectful, sooner or later you go to the big strip in the sky.

In this vein I wish, they let the Peanuts strip die too, the new cartoonist(s) that maintain the strip now, you can see the minor differences that to me seem not good. It's not the storylines or such but the artwork, which is so much the part of cartooning. Alas, I have no say in why they kept it going. As for BC strip it was dropped some yrs. ago from my local paper, but I liked it when I read it.

IMHO -----Willy Happy

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Sometimes the art gets better...
by EdH / April 10, 2007 3:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a thought

when someone new takes over the strip. Gasoline Alley (anyone remember that?) really reached its artistic heights, IMHO when **** Moores drew it, but he was the third artist to work on the strip. (Not to take anything away from Frank King, the originator.)

But you're right, usually the quality drops.

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Umm... not trying to disrespect you but...
by grimgraphix / April 10, 2007 3:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a thought

... to the best of my knowledge... no one draws new Peanuts cartoons today. It was announced when Shultz died that his original strips would be rerun rather than anyone taking his strip and trying to recreate his original brand of humor. I understand this arrangement stands to this day but I could be wrong.

I agree though that some strips do stagger for awhile if a new cartoonist takes over after an unexpected death. Some cartoonist are fortunate enough to pick and groom their replacement. One example being Ziggy [/url=http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20060707/ai_n16530502]where a son took over from his father

Much respect to Mr Hart... I will miss the various critters like the clams with feet and the ant eaters and the ants and the poor beat up snake most of all.


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Sorry about the bad link... here it is corrected...
by grimgraphix / April 10, 2007 3:58 AM PDT
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Oh darn....it's raining
by Willy / April 10, 2007 5:56 AM PDT

I drew on "memory" when I made my post. I recall some cable pgm.(yrs. aogo) that offered what was happening to "Peanuts" strip after C. Shultz death and it I recall they were going to continue it. Maybe, only re-release past issues and touched-up from achieves maybe more inline. Regardless, Peanuts is still being offered long after C.H. death. I stand corrected if that's the case if only old releases. In light of that i still find what's being offered then poor or at least not the matured strips as they have become, but that's just me. Sad -----Willy

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Shulz's artwork evolved a lot over time...
by EdH / April 10, 2007 6:07 AM PDT

which is not unusual for a cartoonist who works for decades on a daily strip. So it can easily look like a different artist did the early ones.

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"He died at his storyboard."
by drpruner / April 10, 2007 2:51 AM PDT

The death of a salesman, to borrow a phrase.

Aside: The saxophonist Warne Marsh died in LA some years ago just after finishing his choruses on a bandstand.

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