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‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz’s experiences in WWII shaped the character of Charlie Brown | Stars & Stripes

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‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz’s experiences in WWII shaped the character of Charlie Brown | Stars & Stripes
New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

Former Army staff sergeant and cartoonist Charles Schulz found inspiration in World War II in putting together the comic strip “Peanuts.” In 1942, he started his military journey and that meant that he would have to leave his sick mother who wanted to have a dog named Snoopy. Later, Schulz pursued cartooning, which he had trained for before getting drafted. His passion for cartoons leads him to a career to create a comic strip about Peanuts that reached national syndication. He made a point of paying tribute to other WWII veterans through his cartoons.

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