New Book Explores Life of Peanuts Creator

Created in collaboration with the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Peanuts fans will get an exclusive look into Schulz’s life.
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September 22, 2022

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“Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the


Creator in 100 Objects” explores the life and times of the creator of Peanuts, American comic strip series. 

Published to coincide with the centennial of Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000), this biography explores the man behind Charlie Brown,


and the rest of the Peanuts gang through 100 objects and artifacts from the collection from the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Delve into the 1920s America of Schulz’s Minnesota youth, his WWII Army service and the long history behind the Peanuts comics. 

The 100 artifacts that bring the details of the artist to life include: 

  • Schulz’s Esterbrook 914 Radio pen nib

    • The Congressional Gold Metal minted in Schulz’s honor

      • “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” animation cells

        Finally, the book includes a foreword by Wes Anderson and personal commentary by Schulz’s family, friends, colleagues and more. 

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