Peanuts as bird droppings

Charlie Brown posing with a bird superhero character
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Comics history buff Steven Thompson (not to be confused with pop culture buff Stephen Thompson, son of comics history buff Maggie Thompson; the world often confuses me) pointed out this 1970 ad for the Dayton Daily News. The paper tried using the Dayton Daily News Bird, crafted by comic book artist Gray Morrow, to promote their paper for several months.

I like how they tried to retain proper scale by putting Charlie Brown on a higher level. Still, it violates the basic Peanuts principle that the superheroes were all off-panel…

 

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