I have always believed that you not only cast a strip to enable the characters to do things you want them to, but that the characters themselves, by their very nature and personality, should provide you with ideas. These are the characters who remain in the feature and are seen most often. The more distinct the personalities are, the better the feature will be. Readers can then respond to the character as though they were real.
Charles M. Schulz, PEANUTS: A Golden Celebration.
Like most wannabe cartoonists, I’m a Schulz fan. I remembering hearing him say this in an interview once, and it really had an impact on my own college comic strip. One of these days, I’ll get back to making Funchy, Punjee, and Bob – but I need a job first.
Reblogged from Drawn on October 3, 2011