Happiness Is a Newspaper Tour: A Peanuts Oddity

We recently stumbled across this gem (props to longtime Hogan’s Alley reader Harry McCracken for resurrecting it years ago) and wanted to share it here: a 1957 eight-pager in which Charlie Brown and Lucy (on her best behavior, it should be noted) tour the offices of the Des Moines Register and Tribune. The artist, Bob Davenport, is reasonably good at getting the Peanuts characters on model, and the rest of his work here sparkles with mid-century polish. (Charlie Brown’s assertion at the end of page 7, that the newspaper is “here to stay,” was ultimately shown to be less than prescient, but five decades ago it was sound reasoning. Good grief!)

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