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Charles M. Schulz

Charles M. Schulz’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $1 Million
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Minneapolis
Country: United States
BirthDay: 26 November 1922
Died On: February 12, 2000
Education: Central High School

Charles M. Schulz was bornon 26 November 1922 in Minneapolis, American. Charles M Schulz was one of the most prolific creative artists of the 20th century. Creator and establisher of the super successful comic strip, Peanuts, he is till date widely recognized as the most influential cartoonists of all time. Schulz had an embedded interest in drawing since he was a child and developed on it while serving the army. After a series of publication of regular one-panel jokes and comic series, he finally hit it big with Peanuts. Though the comic strip opened to a modest response, slowly and gradually it gained popularity so much so that it became a franchise in its own way. With a daily publication of the comic strip in more than 2600 papers in 75 countries, Peanuts recorded an annual income of $1 billion every year. It became the most prized comic series, acting as a trailblazer of the industry. Schulz was known for his hard work and perseverance that he put on every strip. Even till his last day, he did all the work, from conceptualization to drawing on his own without the assistance of anyone.


In 2011, ‘Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown’ was launched


Only once on May 27, 2000, to honor the legendary cartoonist that he was and his strip, other cartoonists incorporated the characters of Peanuts into their comic strips


He retired as an active cartoonist on December 14, 1999, following his depleting health condition – he was diagnosed with colon cancer, which forbid him to read or see


In 1980, he experienced tremors in his body due to which he had to hold his wrist to draw


He divorced Halverson in 1972 and married Jean Forsyth Clyde in 1973


However, his stay in Sebastopol was short lived as he further relocated to Santa Rose, California, in 1969 where he spent the rest of his life


In 1965, it launched itself as the first animated TV special ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’


Furthermore, he illustrated a collection of letters, Dear President Johnson, in 1964


This strip lasted for two years until 1959 due to the increasing demand for Peanuts


The family shifted to Minneapolis in 1958 and later to Sebastopol, California


In 1957 and 1961, he illustrated two volumes of Art Linkletter's ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’


For nine years, from 1956 to 1965, he contributed a single-panel strip featuring teenagers to Youth, in a publication associated with the Church of God


The superlative success of his comic strip led him to launch his first book collection of Peanuts strips in July 1952


The newer version appealed to the syndicate and thus marked the first ever appearance of ‘Peanuts’ on October 2, 1950 in seven newspapers


In 1948, he sold a one-panel cartoon to The Saturday Evening Post, which became the first of the seventeen future panels that would be published in the newspaper in the following years


His first ever published regular cartoon weekly series of one-panel jokes was published as Li’l Folks by the St Paul Pioneer Press from 1947 to 1950


In 1943, he was conscripted into the United States Army as a staff sergeant


He drew almost about 18000 comic strips in the golden era of Peanuts

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