November 26th, 2022

Editor’s Dispatch: Happy 100th Birthday, Charles Schulz!

Hi, all! I hope you are recovering from your Thanksgiving feasts if you celebrate!

Today, Saturday, November 26, is a very important day for comics history: the 100th birthday of Charles “Sparky” Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, one of the most beloved comic strips of all time.

Usually, we only post about birthdays related to King Features comics, but Mr. Schulz was such an inspiration and good friend to so many of our cartoonists and had so much influence on the direction of not just comics but pop culture in the 20th century that we wanted to celebrate his legacy. Patrick McDonnell, the creator of MUTTS, spearheaded this project in collaboration with the

Todd the Dinoaur by Patrick Roberts
Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis
Rhymes With Orange by Hilary Price & Rina PIccolo
The Lockhorns by Bunny Hoest and John Reiner
Daddy Daze by John Kovaleski
On the Fastrack by Bill Holbrook
Hi & Lois by Brian Walker, Greg Walker, Chance Browne, and Eric Reaves
Zits by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman
Curtis by Ray Billingsley
Mazetoons by Joe Wos
Slylock Fox by Bob Weber, Jr.
Hagar the Horrible by Chris Browne
Mary Worth by Karen Moy and June Brigman
The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee by John Hambrock
Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith
The Family Circus by Jeff Keane
Dennis the Menace by Scott Ketcham, Marcus Hamilton, and Ron Ferdinand
Shoe by Susie MacNelly & Ben Lansing
Blondie by Dean Young & John Marshall
Six Chix by Stephanie Piro
Beware of Toddler by George Gant
Mutts by Patrick McDonnell
Macanudo by Liniers
Marvin by Tom Armstrong
Bizarro by Wayno & Piraro
Sally Forth by Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe
Arctic Circle by Alex Hallatt
Arctic Circle by Alex Hallatt
Arctic Circle by Alex Hallatt
Arctic Circle by Alex Hallatt
Arctic Circle by Alex Hallatt
Arctic Circle by Alex Hallatt
Beetle Bailey by Mort, Greg, Brian, and Neal Walker
Dustin by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker

To view ALL of the comics that cartoonists made to say “Happy Birthday” to Charles Schulz, please head over to the Schulz Museum for more!

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