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When Was the First Peanuts Comic Strip Written?

If you’re a fan of the Peanuts comic strip, you might be wondering when the first strip was written. Well, wonder no more!

The first Peanuts comic strip was actually published on October 2, 1950, in seven newspapers across the United States. Created by Charles M. Schulz, the Peanuts comic strip went on to become one of the most popular and influential comic strips of all time.

The Creation of Peanuts

Charles M. Schulz began drawing cartoons at a young age and eventually became a successful cartoonist. In 1947, he started publishing a weekly panel cartoon called Li’l Folks in his local newspaper. The characters from Li’l Folks eventually became the basis for Peanuts.

The Characters

The main character of Peanuts is Charlie Brown, a lovable loser who is always down on his luck. Other main characters include Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, and Snoopy. Each character has their own unique personality and quirks that make them endearing to readers.

The Humor

One of the things that made Peanuts so popular was its humor. Schulz had a way of making readers laugh while also tackling serious issues such as loneliness and depression. He also used humor to comment on current events and social issues.

Legacy of Peanuts

Peanuts continued to be published until Schulz’s death in 2000. During its run, it was translated into over 20 languages and read by millions of people worldwide. The characters from Peanuts have become pop culture icons and are still beloved by fans today.

  • There have been numerous TV specials featuring the characters.
  • Snoopy has even been used as a mascot for NASA.
  • The musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is based on the comic strip.


The first Peanuts comic strip may have been published over 70 years ago, but its legacy lives on. Schulz’s characters and humor have touched the lives of millions of people around the world and will continue to do so for generations to come.