Monday, February 12, 2024

Remembering Charles Schulz


Remembering Charles Schulz, who passed away the night before his final Peanuts Sunday comic strip appeared, February 12, 2000.

From his biography at the Charles M. Schulz Museum site:

"On the morning of Sunday, February 13, 2000, newspaper readers opened their comic pages as they had for nearly fifty years to read the latest adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang. This Sunday was different, though; mere hours before newspapers hit doorsteps with the final original Peanuts comic strip, its creator Charles M. Schulz, who once described his life as being 'one of rejection,' passed away peacefully in his sleep the night before, succumbing to complications from colon cancer. It was a poetic ending to the life of a devoted cartoonist who, from his earliest memories, knew that all he wanted to do was 'draw funny pictures.'"

A video of Charles Schulz drawing from Matt Barnett. Matt adds:

"2:52 Drawing Illustrations for the book "Charlie Brown & Charlie Schulz" written by Lee Mendelson.  

"3:52 Drawing Snoopy using a "Pentel Sign Pen" with the cap unposted. You can still buy this exact pen today at Amazon. They're wonderful pens."

 His studio and drawing board are preserved as a permanent display at his museum.


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