Charles M. Schultz

CHARLES M. SCHULZ is the most widely syndicated cartoonist in history, with his work appearing in over 2,300 newspapers. He has published more than 1,400 books, won Peabody and Emmy awards, and is responsible for the most-produced musical in the American theatre, entitled YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Charles Schulz created and drew the long-running comic strip Peanuts. By the mid-1960s it had become one of the best-known cartoon strips in the world. Schulz's characters, including the wishy-washy Charlie Brown and his fantastical dog Snoopy, also starred in a popular series of holiday TV specials and in the stage show YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Late in 1999 Schulz announced he had colon cancer and would retire after nearly 50 years of drawing Peanuts. He died on February 12, 2000, one day before his final Sunday strip appeared.