Today in Comics History: Charles M. Schulz


Today in 1922, Charles Monroe Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He would grow up to create the comic strips “Li’l Folks” (1947-1949), “Peanuts” (1950-2000) and “It’s Only A Game” (1957-1959). “Peanuts” is what he’s widely remembered for, and what has influenced hundreds of artists. The popularity and international appeal of the strip’s characters was nearly without equal during its run. Out of respect for Schulz and his family’s wishes, United Feature Syndicate did not hire a replacement following Schulz’s retirement and subsequent death. For the last six years, the strip has been re-run in newspapers, still remaining one of the most popular and widely syndicated strips today. (Sources: Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Wikipedia)

(Photo by Brian Lanker, from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California.)

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