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Sunday, 4 July 2004

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Panel from one of Schultz' 'coded' comic strips

Best selling author Dan Brown has announced that he is working on a follow-up to his acclaimed novel, The Da Vinci Code. The new Novel, entitled The Schultz Code asserts astonishing claims that Cartoonist Charles Schultz included hidden religious messages in his beloved "Peanuts" comic strip.

"Not many people know this," says Brown, "But Schultz was a prominent member of a secret society of cartoonists that guard a powerful secret that is considered very dangerous to the Catholic Church."

The society, Brown claims, is known only as La Hommes qui Dessinent les Images DrĂ´les and it's members include "Garfield" Creator Jim Davis, and "Farside" mastermind Gary Larson.

"If you look at one of Mr. Shultz' more famous drawings, the clues are strikingly clear," says Brown, "Snoopy, Schroder, and Lucy are arranged in a triangle shape, and all facing East. I think we all understand what that means."

The new novel is expected to hit bookstores later this month, but already critics are skeptical.

"What the heck is he talking about?" Said Dr. Glenn Jacobs, Professor of Religious Iconology at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbanna. "The Da Vinci Code at least made some sense. This is just a bunch of babble about how Snoopy is actually a metaphor for Christ. What is this guy Brown smoking?"

Even though fewer readers may buy into Brown's theories this time around, The Schultz Code is almost certain to top best seller lists.

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