Peanuts: It's getting dark

the strip

academic persp

Comment from Ben Saunders, University of Oregon prof:uo

This is a very late strip, and actually before I was doing my work on this exhibition I had not read it, and when I first read it I started to cry, it really moved me. It's one of the last six Sunday pages that he ever did
She learns everyone has gone home, and Marcie says you should go home too, it's getting dark, and of course this very late in Schulz' life, I find that it's getting dark quite resonant at that moment, and she says we had fun didn't we [...] ?
Almost like a farewell from the artist to his characters and his audience