James Romberger’s presentation on Peanuts for the seminar, Comix: Marching Into the Canon at Columbia University in 2007.
Charles Schulz: High Anxiety
Schulz introduced an African American character in 1968, Franklin, whose father was in Vietnam. Franklin has no memories, which embodies the critiques of colonialism and speaks of the quandary of the descendants of African chattel slaves, cut off from their history. I may be reading into it with hindsight, but Schulz was by all accounts a voracious reader.
Click to read the full presentation on The Hooded Utilitarian