So THIS is when Pig-Pen was introduced!
I’d shake your hand to meet your acquaintance, Pig-Pen, but I don’t have anything to wipe my own hand with.
Wasn’t he the keyboardist from The Grateful Dead?
Somebody needs a hug.
Welcome Pig Pen! He was treated much better in later strips! I like when he gets cleaned up and he goes outside and the dust cloud is back!
One of the most famous Background Characters of all time thus debuts. So iconic that South Park even made an exact duplicate of him for the same purpose :).
Nope. Linus and Lucy’s younger brother’s real name was never known. Linus christened him “Rerun” and it was always in quotation marks. I’m sure Mr. and Mrs. Van Pelt never really named the poor kid Rerun. And you never knew is Schroeder was his first or last name.
The character Schulz would say became more popular than he would have liked.
Pig-Pen appears! And he didn’t have the clouds of dust yet, he was just muddy and dirty…
Retired early and married Moonbeam McSwine.
I’m kinda of bummed that Pig-Pen was not happy with his name. Everyone called him by a name he didn’t like for the whole length of the strip. That’s a drag.
The cloud of dust must’ve come later
Wow! Almost 60 years I’ve been a fan, and I never knew “Pig-Pen” had had an origin strip!
His parents must be so proud.
This was July 13, 1954 when Pig-Pen was introduced.
Stephen Miller’s 3rd grade teacher compared him to Pig Pen! She also said that he let glue dry on his arm and eat it!
how cool…the origin story
My personal theory is that his real name is Pygmalion Penn.
That’s really weird, isn’t it? Who doesn’t have a name??
Pig-Pen has always been my favourite and his first appearance is so sad. “I haven’t got a name.” Heartbreaking.