[PW] Peanuts quotation
Ivan Van Laningham
ivanlan9 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 13:34:35 PST 2018
As Dennis suggested, I checked the index of The Complete Peanuts, 1961-1962
for "art," and the last entry was p 305. The strip exactly matches what
ADSGarson O'Toole found in the Greenville News for 12 December 1962.
We have all the volumes (including the Sunday strips volumes so far, which
are printed larger and in color), but they belong to my wife, not me. ;-)
On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:54 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks to John Henderson, John Cowan, and Dennis Lien. Following John
> Cowan's lead I located a Peanuts comic strip published in multiple
> newspapers on December 12, 1962. The wording differs a bit from the
> internet text version found by John.
> Here is the text from the final two panels of the four panel strip.
> Panel 3: (Linus) NO ARTISTIC VALUE?
> I WORKED FOR FORTY-FIVE MINUTES DRAWING THAT HORSE
> Panel 4: (Lucy) A TRUE WORK OF ART TAKES AT LEAST AN HOUR!
> Here is a link to a PDF showing the strip, newspaper name, and date.
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 12:17 PM, 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
> > 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
> > 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>
> > a comment)
> > --
> > John Cowan http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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> > I could not. --Great-Souled Sam
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Ivan Van Laningham
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