The author of the long-running Peanuts comic is Charles M. Schulz born on November 26, 1922 in Minneapolis. He fought in World War II. After his discharge from the army, he pursued a literary career and illustrated comic books. Peanuts 70th anniversary shirt In 1947, he started a weekly comic column called Li’l Folks in the newspaper in his hometown, but it was abandoned in 1950.
Shortly after Li’l Folks was canceled, he brought his comic to the United Feature Syndicate, which agreed to publish the series under a new name called Peanuts. Charles M. Schulz continued to write Peanuts comics for nearly 50 years, retiring in December 1999, just two months before his death. During his career, Schulz has created over 17,000 comic books in the series.