Friday, January 15, 2010
Troop 6 7/8
Walt Kelly and Charles Schulz were mutual admirers, and Kelly many times honored Schulz and Peanuts in the Pogo strip. It may be that it's a total coincidence, but Kelly's Troop 6 7/8 looks a lot like Schulz's Beagle Scouts. I don't have the Peanuts books in my collection, so I don't know which came first, Schulz or Kelly—the bird or the egg, so to speak. I'm just guessing that Kelly was first.