The man behind Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang
On October 2, 1950, three kids appeared on the funny pages of seven newspapers. Over the next 50 years, Charlie Brown, Patty and Shermy would be joined by a whole cast of characters and forever change the landscape of the Sunday comics. Now we can explore the man behind Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts Gang.
The poetry of Schulz’s life began two days after he was born, when an uncle nicknamed him “Sparky” after the horse Spark Plug from the Barney Google comic strip.
Delve into the 1920s through 1940s, as Schulz grew up in Minnesota, joined the army and attended art instruction school. Check back as the timeline continues to evolve.