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Charles Monroe Schulz

Schulz, Charles Monroe (1922– ), U.S. cartoonist, creator of “Peanuts.” The “Peanuts” series, which Schulz began in 1950, is about young children but appeals to adults as well in its benign humor and insight into human foibles. The characters of the comic strip, including the insecure Charlie Brown, the bossy Lucy, and the beagle Snoopy, have become the subjects of television programs, an Off-Broadway play, and many books and greeting cards. The comic strip appears in thousands of newspapers throughout the world.

See also: Cartoon.

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