Friday, July 10, 2015

Peanuts BOM Charlie Brown.

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This month’s BOM is Charlie Brown and here’s my version.

You can get the pattern for free at Tweloquilting here

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Here’s a bit about him from Wikipedia

 

Charlie Brown is characterized as a person who frequently suffers, and as a result, is usually nervous and lacks self-confidence. He shows both pessimistic and optimistic attitudes: on some days, he is reluctant to go out because his day might just be spoiled, but on others, he hopes for the best and tries as much as he can to accomplish things.

The character's creator, Charles M. Schulz, has said of the character that "[He] must be the one who suffers, because he is a caricature of the average person. Most of us are much more acquainted with losing than winning." Despite this, Charlie Brown does not always suffer, as he has experienced some happy moments and victories through the years, and he has sometimes uncharacteristically shown self-assertiveness despite his often nervousness.

Schulz has also said: "I like to have Charlie Brown to be the focal point of almost every story."[1]

Lee Mendelson, producer of the majority of the Peanuts television specials, has said that "He [Charlie Brown] was, and is, the ultimate survivor in overcoming bulliness—Lucy or otherwise."[2]

 

He first appeared in 1947, three years before Peanuts started, in a comic strip by Charles M. Schulz called Li'l Folks. He later appears in the first Peanuts comic strip, on October 2, 1950.

Another characteristic of the character, is his never getting a chance to kick a football, with one of the themes that recurred in the strip involving Charlie Brown attempting to kick a football before the ever-sadistic Lucy pulls it away to make him feel miserable and powerless. The two often talk, as Charlie Brown, being smart and knowing what she will do, often initially rejects the offer, but then appears to ultimately succumb to desperation and tries to kick the football.

Charlie Brown was often shown to be the leader of a baseball team who frequently loses. His entire team is not skilled, especially his right fielder Lucy van Pelt who is the worst baseball player in the entire Peanuts universe. Charlie Brown's dog Snoopy is purported to be his best player, his best friend Linus was his second baseman, and his next closest friend Schroeder once commanded the team on Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) when Charlie Brown and Linus traveled to France. Charlie Brown is often hit by the same ball he pitched, resulting in him being stripped of all his clothes, with the exception of his shorts

Charlie Brown frequently becomes involved in love. His general love interest was dubbed "The Little Red-Haired Girl", as he didn't know her name and had never even talked to her. Charlie Brown liked to watch the little Red-Haired girl, but hid from her sight because he is too shy to let her see him. She was usually not shown, being outside the panel, and her only actual appearance was silhouetted. Most of the other girls call him "wishy-washy"; however, the characters Peppermint Patty and Marcie were both infatuated towards him. Peppermint Patty had delusions that Charlie Brown liked her, though Charlie Brown considered her as only a friend. Her delusions show when she asks Charlie Brown on a Sunday Strip: "You kind of like me, don't you, Chuck?"; her saying on another Sunday strip that Charlie Brown "doesn't even understand who he likes"; her sending a Valentine to Charlie Brown that said "I know you like me." Marcie, on the other hand, was usually too shy to admit her feelings.

There’s a lot more to read about him here

 

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4 comments:

Calicojoan said...

He is too cute. My thinking cap is on for settings now! ;-)

Carol said...

Woot! Got my block in on time:)

Michele said...

He's adorable. That is going to be one really cute quilt.

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