Monday, October 4, 2010

First Peanuts Comic

“Good Grief!” The first “Peanuts” comic strip debuted on October 2nd in 1950, that’s sixty years ago. Featuring four characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Shermy and Patty, and it was published in seven daily newspapers. As its popularity grew, the comic strip was syndicated, new characters were added, and the original characters developed into their own personalities. The “Peanuts” characters have since appeared in books, in advertisements, on greeting cards, on U.S. postage stamps, in several television shows, on the cover of Time magazine and in a musical play, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. All of this was due to the talents of Charles Monroe “Sparky” Schulz. David Michaelis biography of Charles Schulz is a product of nearly seven years of research and firsthand interviews. You go deeper into Schulz’s staunch German-American Minnesota roots and you will connect the dots between the real Schulz and the one we know via the media. We have many videos and books to relive your favorite moments of Charlie Brown’s gang. We have just added from the Charles M. Schulz Museum a film called “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” which brings viewers into the shy world of the cartoonist who created the gang.

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