Charles M. Schulz

About

Charles M. Schulz was born November 25, 1922, in Minneapolis. His destiny was foreshadowed when an uncle gave him, at the age of two days, the nickname Sparky (after the racehorse Spark Plug in the newspaper strip Barney Google). His ambition from a young age was to be a cartoonist and his first success was selling 17 cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post between 1948 and 1950. He also sold a weekly comic feature called Li'l Folks to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press. After writing and drawing the feature for two years, Schulz asked for a better location in the paper or for daily exposure, as well as a raise. When he was turned down on all three counts, he quit.He started submitting strips to the newspaper syndicates and in the spring of 1950, United Feature Syndicate expressed interest in Li'l Folks. They bought the strip, renaming it Peanuts, a title Schulz always loathed. The first Peanuts daily appeared October 2, 1950; the first Sunday, January 6, 1952. Diagnosed with cancer, Schulz retired from Peanuts at the end of 1999. He died on February 13, 2000, the day before Valentine's Day-and the day before his last strip was published, having completed 17,897 daily and Sunday strips, each and every one fully written, drawn, and lettered entirely by his own hand -- an unmatched achievement in comics.

Titles

Snoopy Takes Off!

Charles M. Schulz and Scott Jeralds

$12.99

The Legend of the Great Pumpkin

Charles M. Schulz and Scott Jeralds

$5.99

The Great Pumpkin Returns

Charles M. Schulz and Scott Jeralds

$7.99

Peppermint Patty Goes to Camp: Ready-To-Read Level 2

Charles M. Schulz and Vicki Scott

$4.99

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a...

Lee Mendelson and Charles M. Schulz

$19.99

Charlie Brown: POW!: A Peanuts Collection

Charles M. Schulz

$29.99

Woodstock: Master of Disguise

Charles M. Schulz

$29.99

Snoopy to the Rescue: A Peanuts Collection

Charles M. Schulz

$33.99

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a...

Lee Mendelson and Charles M. Schulz

$16.95

Go Fly a Kite, Charlie Brown!

Charles M. Schulz and Will Yak

$4.99
$4.59

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, Volume 1

Charles M. Schulz, Raina Telgemeier, et al.

$19.99

Peanuts Baby Book: My First Year

Charles M. Schulz

$13.00
$11.96

The Peanuts Guide to Christmas

Charles M. Schulz

$10.00

They Called Him Sparky: Friends' Reminiscences of Charles Schulz

David Liverett and Charles M. Schulz

$14.95

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!

Charles M. Schulz and Robert Pope

$5.99
$5.51

Read with the Peanuts Gang: Time for School, Charlie Brown;...

Charles M. Schulz and Various

$17.99
$16.55

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Charles M. Schulz and Vicki Scott

$19.99
$18.39

Nice to Meet You, Franklin!

Charles M. Schulz and Robert Pope

$4.99

La Gran Aventura de Snoopy Y Woodstock (Snoopy and...

Charles M. Schulz and Scott Jeralds

$4.99