Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated
by Charles M. Schulz (above), which ran from Sunday October 2, 1950, to
February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. The strip is considered
to be one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium,
with 17,897 strips published in all. Schulz died February 12, 2000.