Submitted by Edgar on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 5:00am
By Stephen Waguespack
Charles M. Schulz, the creator and lead illustrator for the Peanuts cartoon for fifty years, passed away in 2000 at the age of 77. He was an American icon in his industry, serving as a respected mentor and inspiration for countless cartoonists and illustrators to follow. His wholesome and charming Peanuts stories were quite popular and retained a large audience, with Peanuts at one point running in over 2,600 papers and 21 languages across the world. Just before his death seventeen years ago, he gave an interview about his life and career.