Good Grief Department
In August 1983, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz paid tribute to detective fiction and another great writer (and fellow Santa Barbara resident): Ross Macdonald, who had passed away a month earlier.
It makes me wonder if they possibly knew each other, if maybe after a hard day at the desk the two of them would hoist a few in the back room of some State Street dive, and commiserate. After all, there is a precedent of sorts — Raymond Chandler and Dr. Suess were supposedly La Jolla pals. And let’s face it, Lew Archer would have had a field day with the Van Pelt family.
Written and drawn by Charles M. Schulz
- “Untitled strip” (August 9, 1983)
- “Untitled strip” (August 10, 1983)
- “Untitled strip” (August 11, 1983)