The first Sunday strip of Peanuts (above) appeared in the half-page format,
which was the only complete format for the entire life of the Sunday strip. Most
of the other characters that eventually became the main characters of Peanuts
did not appear until later. The comic strip was written and illustrated by Charles
M. Schulz and premiered on October 2, 1950 in nine newspapers.
Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)