The cartoonist, Charles Schultz, died nineteen years ago today on February 12th in the year 2000.
He was 77 years of age. Now, as a small way of paying homage to him, in this 114th segment of my Tuesday's Truths series, I've posted a comic strip (Red and Rover) by Brian Basset.
The anniversary of Schultz's death is shared with the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. He was born on this day in 1809 and a PEANUTS comic strip re this can be seen directly below.
Moreover, the anniversary of his death comes two days before Valentine's Day; a day Schultz depicted in many of his strips, included the one seen next.
As any follower of PEANUTS surely knows, Charlie Brown often had disappointing experiences surrounding Valentine's Day, as evidenced below.
And he is certainly not the only cartoon character to be made sad on this supposed loved-filled day, the little guy seen in the Rick Stromoski strip (Soup to Nutz) below has a heartbreaking experience with his Valentine's Day card giving.
Indeed this holiday can be a heartbreaking time, but it certainly does not have to be. Making sure to send a card to those you love (Valentine's Day isn't just for couples. It's also an occasion to show friends, family, and other special people how much they're loved) is important!
They will hardly react like the girl in this Soup to Nutz strip and if they do; you've done your part; you've extended yourself by sending a Valentine's greeting.
As I've been saying here on Blogger, I now have a line of bird-themed Valentine's cards that are available via Fine Art America. They can be seen in thumbnail format in the following image.
Most of the photos on this collection of cards are from my book series, Words In Our Beak*...
... and with this info, dear reader, whatever you do for Valentine's Day, take Snoopy's advice: Don't fall in love with a snowflake!
*Purchase info re Words In Our Beak:
Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf
Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H
Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Now available on Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2IYkmpA and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN which is 978099637853