Updated on 16 October, 2021
Peanuts Comic Strip trivia - and answers! First in importance, what is Peanuts? A: Peanuts is an internationally syndicated weekly and monthly newspaper comic strip focused on the adventures of the Charlie Brown family and the objects they meet throughout the week. Who created and drew Peanuts? A: Charles M. Schulz, the same person who created the worlds most famous children's book, "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
When did Peanuts first appear in print? A: Peanuts first appeared in English in 1954 in the British newspaper comic strip, The Saturday Evening Post. From that point forward, Peanuts comics have been popular around the world.
Who drew the first Peanuts comic strip? A: Bill Schroeder was the original artist of the Peanuts cartoons. His early work can be seen in the strips featuring Charlie Brown and the K Pep Club. After leaving the comics industry, he went on to create children's books, and even made a feature length animated film, entitled The Nutty waiter. Bill's other artwork can be seen in the various Golden Books featuring the characters of Peanuts.
Where did the name "Peanuts" come from? A: It is an anagram for Peanuts. In the May 25, 1960 issue of the New York Times, cartoonist Charles Schultz drew a comical piece entitled "The Seven Beloved Friends of Charlie Brown" that became the start of the legendary comic strip. Some attribute this strip's name to a real incident that happened in San Francisco during World War II. Two San Francisco citizens were arrested for giving advice to the German military regarding their diet plan for the war effort, and the name "Peanuts" was given to those two gentlemen because they refused to give a speech in court using the word " Sob".
When was the last time you had your favorite Peanuts comic strip? A: The most recent appearance of Peanuts was on the March 5, 2021 television special featuring Linus Roache. In this appearance, Snoopy's wife, Nancy, was portrayed by the character, Mrs. Poovey. Several other actors have portrayed Mrs. Poovey, including Candice King.
When was the last time you heard someone mention the yellow kid? A: The yellow kid appeared on a Wheaties cereal commercial in 1970. In the commercial, the three teenagers who appeared in the cartoon were named Kidney, Stinky, and Pipsqueak. These characters are still commonly referred to by fans, especially in reference to the pet turtle that often appears on a Wheely brand t-shirt. The turtle is actually the son of Stinky and Poovey.
How long was Linus the last person to appear on a Peanuts comic? A: As previously stated, Linus is one of the few characters ever to appear on every single Peanuts comic. Even Bill Watters has appeared on three different occasions. Other notable characters to have made appearances include Charlie Brown's parents, Mrs. Poovey, and of course, Bill Watters.
Are there any obscure references or behind the scenes info that you would like to know? A: Yes! In the March fifth television special "The Seven-Pack", here is where Linus surprises both the family and the school authorities by hiding a sheet of paper containing a list of all of the people he's kissed. This is actually the second most popular strip within the comic strip's history. Most people don't remember that bit of information, but it does contain an interesting background piece for the character.
Did you know that the very first appearance of Linus was actually a Christmas letter that Charlie Brown mailed to his parents in January fifth, exactly one month after the first appearance of Linus. The entire strip was printed in the Christmas Newspaper in Boston. The very next month, the "Linsday" article appeared and this would become the first " Snoopy" comic strip in Peanuts history. Both strips continued to appear monthly throughout Charlie Brown's stay at the home for the older boys.
Who drew the pictures of Linus? A: unknown. Some fans believe that it may be Robert Crumb, but the truth is that the man who drew the famous " Charlie Brown" strips was Donner. The reason why it took until the middle of the next year for Donner to create the art for the comics is because he was ill and could not draw.
Where did the concept of the Snoopy character come from? A: Charles Schultz. It all started when Schultz had a trip to a bird sanctuary and saw a small bald eagle. He was so impressed with the bird that he drew a sketch of it. After this, the idea of a bald eagle was changed into a strip which would star Charlie Brown. Finally, in the winter of 1950, Schulz began the first "Snoopy" comic strips.