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I read somewhere that Peanuts was Schultz' way of preaching The Gospel. I never really understood that (there were some examples where I read it, but they didn't make enough sense to stick in my mind) - maybe there is someone out there who can help us Smile | :)

This English-language-idea that a brief story expressed as a series of drawings should be comic, laughable in every strip - in several/most other languages there is no such expectations. That could make it easier to see other ideas/values than the comic ones. Peanuts is much about encounters between stereotypes, highlighting the effects of the differences between the caricatures.

Another element is stereotyping cultural elements, highlighting them as culture, as opposed to 'nature'. Like when Snoopy is impatiently waiting for his food, reading 'Darwin: Survival of the fattest'. (In the Norwegian translation, he is reading 'Knut Hamshund: Sult' ('hund' is 'dog') - a play on Norwegian Nobel prize winner Knut Hamsun, 'Sult' ('Hunger') was one of the novels earning him the prize.) Snoopy's fascination for WW1 memories when he flies his Sopwith Camel is also a giving a kick to romanticizing the past, the victorious war past in particular.

Garfield shares a few elements with Peanuts: The super-stereotype, and how he encounters a million challenges with the same stereotyped response, often illustrating how sub-optimal that might be. I was a Garfield fan for maybe five years, until he started to repeat himself, but sometimes the translators add references that makes it better than the original.

Like when Jon gets a new stuffed chair, Garfield immediately attacks the fabric with his claws, tearing it so much that when he jumps onto the seat, one of its springs break through and rockets Garfield into the ceiling, shooting a hole from which he hangs by the neck, commenting: 'As soon as a chair starts to earn your respect, it turns back on you'. Fair enough, but I really did LOL from the Norwegian translation, which back-translates to 'There is always something clandestine with Swedish products'.

'Comics' is sometimes used to describe animated movies as well. If you want to see an animated movie completely void of comic elements, look up 'Waltz with Bashir'. Highly recommended, but it is not a movie for the entire family to enjoy on a Saturday night.
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