Saturday, October 13, 2007

Creator & Created

Update: There is a vastly superior review of the Schultz biography here, at the New Yorker magazine online, and featured on today's Arts & Letters Daily. The review is an outstanding example of analysing comics effectively, substantially yet without ponderous pretension.

The often-intriguing relationship between comic character and comic creator is treated informatively in this review on of a new biography of Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, Featuring Good Ol' Charlie Brown.

The biography is Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis. I have not read the biography, but the writer of review comes across with a naively idealised view of humanity -- effectively blaming her childhood idol for lacking Sainthood.

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