August 13th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

The Twilight of Sparky as seen by Lynn.......

As you may or may not know, the people at Fantagraphics have set themselves the task of publishing the complete Peanuts. Having been exposed to the issues from the Pre-Woodstock era, I can state quite clearly that they're infinitely superior to the unprofessional mess Lynn is allowing to see print. The people at Fantagraphics, you see, seem to care about historical accuracy, presentation, logical coherence and a host of other things that Lynn wouldn't recognize if they seized up and bit her.

That being said, you'd think that when it came time to let one of his peers do the foreword to a collection, someone like Guisewite who, despite having certain body image issues, wouldn't use it as a forum to disseminate silly, self-serving comments about herself, the reputation of her alleged patron be damned.

Sadly, this is not the case; Lynn seems to have volunteered to remind us that she had and has a silly, embarrassing crush on him. If I make that sound enticing, it's not; that's because she seems to want to depict the man not as she first met him but as a crabby, creatively bankrupt, physically decrepit old sourpuss who took credit for other people's hard work. Someone with a nasty sense of humor would look at all this and make a snotty remark about how greater love hath no woman that she lay down her idol's credibility to salve her own ego.