Good Grief! 'Peanuts' Celebrates 60 Years

October 8, 2010

“Good grief!” I can’t believe that it’s been 60 years since “Peanuts,” the original cartoon turned comic, debuted. On Oct. 2, 1950, the world was introduced to Charlie Brown and the gang, a group of beloved characters who have made us laugh, think and appreciate life. Charles Schulz, the famed cartoonist who drew the popular comic, was a shy boy from Minnesota who loved to draw. After taking art correspondence courses and being drafted into the military, he took on a teaching job at Art Instruction, Inc. after discharge. The "Peanuts" comic strip was actually the development of combining elements from a previous cartoon, “Lil’ Folks.” "Peanuts" is one of the most popular comic strips of all time and is loved by millions. Here are just a few images of the "Peanuts" comic strip and Shultz. I personally never miss the "Peanuts" cartoons during the holidays, and I’m sure that you have your own personal tradition with this memorable and influential staple in art and entertainment history.

First "Peanuts" Comic




"Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz


Last "Peanuts"' comic


"Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz





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