The Sunday Post (Inverness)

Will Charlie Broon go to Glebe Street?


Cartoon icon Charlie Brown and canine companion Snoopy are coming to Scotland in a new comic book adventure based on an old but recently discovered story. The edition of the famous Peanuts cartoon series, entitled Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown, is an adaptation of a work found in the archives of creator Charles M Schulz.

The book’s cover features Charlie and friends Linus, Lucy and Schroeder, alongside Snoopy clad in tartan and playing the bagpipes, arriving in a small boat in a misty Scotland.

The storyline sees Charlie visit after falling for Scots pen-pal Morag. The book sees the gang encounter a string of familiar Scottish icons, including the Loch Ness monster. It is not known, however, if Charlie tracks down his ancestors – Scotland’s most famous Broons – in Glebe Street.

Widely regarded as one of the most influentia­l cartoonist­s of all time, Schulz, who died aged 77 in 2000, launched his Peanuts comics, featuring long-suffering Charlie, in the 1950s, the series becoming hugely successful.

The new book is the latest to see an internatio­nal cartoon series use Scotland as a setting, with crimefight­ing reporter Tintin visiting in his adventure The Black Island, first serialised in the late 1930s.

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Charlie Brown plans his Scots trip
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Artwork on cover of the new book
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