I was recently reading a collection of Peanuts cartoons from 1955- 1956. On reading the endnotes, I discovered that yesterday, February 12, is the 11th anniversary of Charles Schulz’s death in 2000. Re-reading those old comics, I was reminded of the debt that most contemporary cartoonists owe to Mr. Schulz. Among the many personal obligations that I owe, is Lucy’s penchant for emphatic and confident mis-information, which has bestowed much on Bob T. Panda. I’m sure there is much more, but I’d like to think that I might have at least one original thought in my head. I am eternally grateful. And Mr. Schulz, if you’re watching from somewhere in the universe, I hope you are pleased with the generations of cartoonists you have inspired. And one more thing, Be the Bear!
Will Mehitabel find a new job? Will the panda kindergarten behave? Will there be cake? For the answer to these questions and more, tune in again next week!
Be the bear!
Bob T. Panda