The previously unknown strip is being offered for sale by a Schulz family friend who was the inspiration for Frieda in the strip.
While its historical interest is high, this strip does show that Schulz had not yet mastered the art of really snappy punchline, at least for this strip. “Laissez faire” refers to a state of action untouched by government regulation or oversight, while the literal French translation is “leave it alone.” Thus it’s a bit hard to parse exactly what this strip means, but someone from the Tea Party should definitely buy it.
Unless…it’s one of those 3eanuts strips that the last panel has been removed from.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.