Charlie Brown Tribute To Be Launched By Cartoonists 75 Years Later

Charles Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown, turns 100 today, and cartoonists are honoring him with works of art. According to The Associated Press, over 75 cartoonists have produced tributes for his 100th birthday, including “Peanuts” in Saturday’s comic books.

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Famous cartoonists, including Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the daily comic strip “Mutts,” published in 700 newspapers across the nation, discussed Schulz’s illustrious career.

According to The AP, many other comic strips have added Easter eggs and homage to Schulz, including “B.C.,” “Dennis the Menace,” and “Zippy the Pinhead,” among others. The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center’s board of directors includes McDonnell as a member.

According to the AP, he came up with the idea to enlist numerous comic strips as a tribute to Schulz’s life. The “Peanuts” comic strip from 1999 that featured Schulz’s cartoon children enjoying a painting of the dog Earl from “Mutts” on a wall inspired McDonnell’s tribute to Schulz.

He said every time he sees that he thinks what a lovely gesture that was, what a lovely man he was, and what a lovely comic strip that was. According to the AP, readers of McDonnell’s cartoon “Mutts” would see Earl gazing up at a framed photograph of Snoopy in a museum, a clear reference to Schulz’s comic strip.

He said everything was ‘Peanuts. Since he was four years old, he has read the “Peanuts” books every night and has always wanted to be a cartoonist.

“It still boggles my mind that I have my tiny cartoon character in ‘Peanuts.” “Every morning when I look at it, I still find it hard to believe that actually happened,” said McDonnell. In 1950, “Peanuts” made its debut.

Charles Schulz passed away in 2000.From June 1947 until January 1950, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published Schulz’s first regular cartoon series, Li’l Folks, a weekly collection of one-panel humor.

Schulz initially gave a character the name Charlie Brown in Li’l Folks, however, he also gave the name to three other boys and one who was buried in sand in four other jokes. A dog that resembled Snoopy was also featured in the series.