2018 Chinese New Year - Year of Dog
Chinese treat Dogs as pure animals in ancient China. The duty of the Dog was the night guard. Dogs were hardly invited inside the house. There is no legendary or adorable dog in the Chinese culture. A Chinese Dog symbol appearing in the Chinese New Year must be anonymous.
Many dog breeds are incredibly kid friendly. They are intelligent and easy to train. Some can be good companions to kids. Therefore, dog cartoon characters are much more than cats. Cartoon characters are the good symbols to attract people eyes during New Year. Many popular, lovely, cute, and adorable cartoon dogs have been the celebrity icons. For example, Pluto, Goofy, Scooby-Doo, Snoopy, Clifford, Huckeberry Hound, Bolt, Deputy Dawg, Brian, Mumbly, Odie, Snuffles, Augie Doggie are often seen in the comics, posters, parades, movies and television.
The most iconic and favorite cartoon dog in the world is Snoopy. The first “Peanuts” comic strip was published on Oct. 2, 1950. Snoopy is the dog of Charlie Brown. Snoopy and peanuts gang have been a part of our lives since 1950. Snoopy is 67 years old by 2017 and still attracts the new generation of children.
Snoopy Printing before PC and Internet
Before personal computers and the Internet, people can see those cartoon characters from comic books and newspapers. During seventies and eighties, the mainframe computers such as IBM began to develop the digital image processing. The digital image communication was the high technology subject at that time. Satellite communication classes in the universities taught students to transmit the artist paintings and cartoon images using digital data. Mona Lisa painting and Snoopy drawings were the very popular ones. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. Here we want to share it with you how baby boomer generation enjoy Snoopy and Peanuts gang.
This snoopy was printed from a mainframe typewriter type line printer, not dot matrix printer.
Charlie Brown, the owner of the Snoopy, likes baseball. He is pitcher and not a good player. He is the manager of his baseball team. His team hardly wins a game. Charlie Brown remains optimistic each season. He did hit a home run and won the game for his team on March 30, 1993.
Snoopy and Peanuts Gang Banner
The IBM mainframe line printer uses the continuous printing paper. It can print the image sideways for unlimited length. The line printer is an impact printer that prints one entire line of text at a time. It also can print the same text line more than one time. That's a trick for the digital image printing can create the depth of darkness or contrast effect on each printing spot. That's why the line printer is able to print out Mona Lisa. But that will take long minutes to complete the print.
Probably not too many people had seen this Peanuts gang banner before, even the baby boomer generation. The original Snoopy and Peanuts Gang Banner needs 7 printing pages. The actual size is about 60 inches. We need to shrink it to let you see the entire image.
Can you name all the peanuts characters in there? We will soon make a scrolling web page to let you see a bigger size version. So you can print out for partner banner, coloring or knitting. Certainly, we will tell you all the names in the banner. For the fan of peanuts, you can collect the banner as your treasure. Update: It's ready at Snoopy and Peanuts Gang Printings page in the https://www.masertsai.com.
1990 Snoopy Wall Calendar for 2018 Year of Dog
2018 has a repeating calendar of 1990. 28 years ago, we made a Snoopy wall calendar for company's employees to decorate their office in 1990. 2018 is the year of the Dog. If you are a Snoopy and Peanuts fan, you can print it on the color paper and post on your workplace. Your colleagues will ask about it. Or you can make one using the above Snoopy and Charlie Brown images. The 1990 Snoopy Calendar is in PDF file at 1990 Snoopy Wall Calendar for 2018
Chinese New Year and Snoopy Your Fortune
Chinese like to read their horoscopes during Chinese New Year to see any good luck coming for the New Year. Most of free Chinese zodiac readings are based on people's birth year. People can know their Chinese zodiac signs by the birth year. Then they can read the horoscope predictions from their zodiac signs. You can read your 2018 Chinese Horoscopes for Dog Year at Chinese Fortune Calendar.
For accurate Chinese Horoscope predictions, Chinese have to ask for the reading from professional fortune tellers. That's required people's birthday and birth time to build your Chinese Horoscope birth chart first. Then the professionals will read the zodiac chart using the Chinese Five Element theory. Master Tsai has explained the 2018 Chinese Five Element Astrology at Chinese Fortune Calendar. If that's is too difficult for you, then you can read the free Chinese New Year Five Element Horoscope predictions at 2018 Chinese New Year Horoscopes
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