Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Kidzworld Logo

Charles Schulz, Creator of Peanuts

We've all seen Charlie Brown. He's on TV around Christmas time in A Charlie Brown Christmas, in comic books and of course, the Sunday Funnies. Who was the man behind the boy who never had any luck on the baseball field or with the girls?

Charles M. Schulz always knew he'd be a daily comic strip artist. In fact, a teacher even told him he was going to be an artist someday. When he went to art school in Minneapolis, Charles was a shy and insecure student. He struggled through the course and only earned a C+ in "Drawing of Children."

Charles Schulz drawing Charlie BrownCharles Schulz drawing Charlie Brown

As soon as Charles Schulz completed the course he was drafted into World War II where he became an infantryman, a staff sergeant and the leader of a machine-gun squad. He never gave up drawing and he always had time to decorate soldiers' letters home with cartoons.

When Charles Schulz returned from the war, a small Roman Catholic magazine, Timeless Topix, offered him his first job in cartooning. He also took another job as a teacher where he met a friend named Charlie Brown and a girl with red hair who broke his heart. Charles never stopped looking for work doing comics and he eventually had some of his work sold in the Saturday Evening Post.

The evolution of SnoopyThe evolution of Snoopy

The comic soon became a comic strip and was renamed PEANUTS, which Charles Schulz didn't like too much. The name stuck though and so did its main character Charlie Brown.

In December 1999, Charles Schulz decided to retire after he found out he had colon cancer. On February 17, 2000, Charles died only hours before his last original PEANUTS strip appeared in Sunday newspapers. PEANUTS is one of the most successful newspaper comic strips. It's laughed at in 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries and translated into 21 languages.

The Peanuts GangThe Peanuts Gang
Related Stories



Related Stories

In the mid-60s a Broadway musical based on the Peanuts cartoon strip was produced. In 1985, the m...
I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown takes the spotlight away from the main Peanuts characte...
What says "holiday season" better than A Charlie Brown Christmas? A Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack ...

Who's Your Favorite Comic Rivals?

  • Garfield and Odie.
  • Archie and Reggie.
  • Lucy and Charlie.
  • Batman and The Joker.

Random In The Forums

Karaleno3 posted in General:
"Living without passion is like being dead." ~Jeon Jungkook
reply about 1 hour
At first, it was a joke. I saw the first clown sighting on the news one day and I felt bad for those kids, but there wasn't gonna be many more clown sightings. One day after I had soccer practice, it said a bunch more clown sightings. This time, the clowns had weapons. I started freaking out. The whole clown thing exploded in everybody's faces. One day before school, I was changing into school clothes, when I realized my TV was on the news. I was about to change it, but the clown threats came on. It showed a map of which states clowns were in. It showed my state. I grabbed my tennis shoes and ran into the kitchen, my shirt still only half-way on. I think it's terrible that sick people like that harass children and teens for their own cruel amusement. That's just disgusting. Everyone, please stay safe! 
reply about 2 hours
-Oracle- posted in General:
1. Commit murder (get caught)2. Burn the school (get caught)3. Do the above and you wouldn't need a third suggestionThank me later.
reply about 2 hours
-Oracle- posted in General:
reply about 2 hours
"Success comes when dreams become bigger than excuses"
reply about 2 hours