January 14, 2020

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The Famous Cartoon, Peanuts

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Charles Schulz is an American Illustrator who created Peanuts, one of the most popular American comic strips ever. The main characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy are loved all over the world by children and grown-ups alike.  The main character Charlie Brown is a very lonely kid which represents Schulz himself …

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Charles Schulz is an American Illustrator who created Peanuts, one of the most popular American comic strips ever. The main characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy are loved all over the world by children and grown-ups alike. 

The main character Charlie Brown is a very lonely kid which represents Schulz himself with his own experiences when he served in the army and felt just as lonely. Snoopy is the dog and is more wiser than the children. Other characters are Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally, Lucy, her younger brother Linus, who drags a blanket with him wherever he goes and Schroeder, who plays Beethoven on a toy piano. 

The first Peanuts strip appeared on October 2, 1950 in 7 newspapers around the globe. Over the years the cartoons have became more and more famous. The Peanuts comic strip was printed in over 2,600 newspapers worldwide and his books have been translated in over 25 languages. He even received Emmy Awards for his unforgettable characters. 

In 1999, Schulz was diagnosed with colon cancer and he immediately retired so he could save his energy for his treatment program. On February 13, 2000, the latest Peanuts strip got published in the newspaper. Unfortunately, Charles Schulz passed away peacefully in his sleep the night before. Yet to this day, his cartoons keep inspiring and entertaining young children. 

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©All images Copyright Charles Schulz.