"We All Have To Start Somewhere" Department. Case in Point No.4


For this continuing feature, case in point No. 4 is almost too easy -- it's good ol' Charlie Schulz. Everybody knows by now that the late Charles Schulz tried his hand at magazine gag cartooning, with very limited success, before he became a "Peanuts" superstar. These three early cartoons of his appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in the 1940's or 1950's, and they are copyrighted by SEP.

There's nothing much I can say about these early panels that hasn't already been said. Aren't they wonderful curtain-raisers for Schulz's legendary cartoon strip career? Note the appearance of an early version of Snoopy.

Yes, "we all have to start somewhere".

I'm also adding a photo of Schulz that I came across in a cartoon book that was published in 1966.

If you want to learn more about Charles Schulz, I recommend the recently-published biography written by David Michaelis, "Schulz and Peanuts".

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These are great -- it is really fun to see that cute little Snoopy and interesting to try to map out who might have morphed into which eventual Peanuts character.

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