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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Happy Birthday to Charles

Celebrating birthdays is so super fun, especially if your best friend would be a black and white beagle known as Snoopy. Yes, Charles Monroe Schulz the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip and characters would have celebrated his birthday today November 26. Schulz was born in Minneapolis Minnesota and worked as an illustrator and comic writer for 50 years. 

In those 50 years Schulz drew over 18,000 comic strips and Schulz earnings was in the millions each year. The main character of Schulz that drew so much attention was a funny looking kid named Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown first appeared in comics in 1948 in an early comic strip line by Schulz known as Lil Folks October of 1950 Charlie appeared in his own strip Peanuts.

A Bit About Charles Schulz

Schulz enrolled in an art school by mail after seeing an ad in 1930s. The school helped Charles learn important skills through course work. He would later be hired to instruct this same sort of class

Schulz served the United States Army during World War II. He believes that is what helped him gain his confidence

so happy Birthday Charles Schulz thank you for leaving us with a handful of characters that if you had not created we would have never met

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