Selling Out the Newspaper Comic Strip

“How can [critics] criticize a commercial enterprise for being commercial?” To “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz, newspaper comic strips were inherently commercial — merely a way to help editors sell papers. But while he dutifully bent to the whims of his editors, deep down there seemed to be some resentment; he harboured anger at the small space allotted to his work and the lack of control over the very work he created: “I still am convinced that [peanuts] is the worst title ever thought of for a comic strip.” Read full article here


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