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The angst-ridden cartoons of Daniel Clowes have been the basis of two feature films: Ghost World in 2001 and Art School Confidential in 2006. Now comes Wilson, which Clowes adapted from his book of comics about a middle-aged misanthrope, played onscreen by Woody Harrelson. The film also stars Laura Dern and Judy Greer. Critic David Edelstein says:

“The question about Wilson the movie is, ‘Will you enjoy spending time with such an abrasive protagonist?’ I did. I was predisposed by my love of Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel, a series of one-page, old-fashioned comic strips like Peanuts, the difference being the main character’s foul temperament and language. Clowes wrote the screenplay and was smart enough to fill out other characters and provide a fairly strong narrative: After Wilson’s father dies without ever giving his son what Wilson craves—unconditional love—Wilson discovers that the child he thought his ex-wife aborted was put up for adoption. She lives, she’s 16, and Wilson wants to find her.”

Schroeder is the Most Underrated Cartoon Character Because He's a Musician

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Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz (January 2, 2000)

This strip marks the final appearances of Peppermint Patty and Marcie in Peanuts and is the seventh-to-last Sunday strip for Peanuts. Charles Schulz announced his retirement due to the effects of colon cancer a few weeks earlier, resulting in several strips in which his beloved characters – in their own ways – bade readers farewell.