Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Lucy and Queendom
In the book, Schulz and Peanuts, the author theorized that the character "Lucy" was based on Schulz's first wife and was your classic narcissist. In the strips where Schroeder is playing the piano and ignoring Lucy, the author theorized this was Charles Schultz at his drawing desk and his outraged first wife, who demanded his time and attention. It's an interesting theory and one I found entertaining as I noticed Lucy became a lot nicer in the strip into the late 80s and 90s to the point that Lucy was an entirely different character.
Schulz had married his "nicer" wife by then, and divorced the first who seemed always to be "pushing" for more. Here Lucy's "narcissism" is in full swing in this funny cartoon where she talks about becoming QUEEN.
Here is Lucy in her nicer, softer latter days: