Thursday, December 05, 2013

Crossing the Color Line

Franklin made his debut in Peanuts on July 31, 1968. Franklin has always been one of my favorite Peanuts characters probably because he is rarely seen and tends to be the "straight man" even more so than Charlie Brown. What people don't realize is that it took quite a lot for Franklin to become a character in the strip. Hogan's Alley has a great article on the creation of Franklin and one woman's goal to get a cartoonist to put a black characters in his comic strip.