[PW] Peanuts quotation

d-lien University of Minnesota d-lien at umn.edu
Fri Jan 26 09:26:06 PST 2018

I don't recognize the quote, but the now-completed Fantagraphics press
reprint series of THE COMPLETE PEANUTS


includes an extensive subject and proper name index in each volume, so
checking any "art" entries in those should get you to the strip.
(Unfortunately I have only a couple of the volumes and they're not to
hand at the moment, but they're widely held in libraries so perhaps
somone on the list has quick access to many/most of them for

Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 11:17 AM, John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 2:38 PM, John Henderson <jrhenderson9 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> A line from a Peanuts strip is misremembered, so an accurate quotation
>> and the date of the strip when it first appeared would be greatly
>> appreciated by a colleague of mine.
>> Linus and Lucy are discussing artwork, and one or the other makes the
>> claim that it isn't art unless it takes at least 45 minutes to
>> complete.
> I haven't found the strip, but there are at least two web pages that claim
> that Lucy asks Linus how long it took him to make his crayon drawing.  He
> replies "45 minutes", and Lucy trumps him with "Great art takes at least an
> hour!"
> Here are the hits:
> <http://thatkeith.com/articles/design-a-new-character-for-a-typeface>
> <https://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/feedback-gamers-and-artists> (in
> a comment)
> --
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