A Potpourri Of ‘Peanuts’
Through the Years With the Gang

Early ‘Peanuts,’ before Snoopy was Charlie Brown’s dog

Peanuts, 1950

Peanuts, 1956

Assorted Peanuts


The last Peanuts daily strip was published on January 3, 2000. Charles M. Schulz died of complications from colon cancer on February 12, one day before his final Sunday strip, shown here, hit the presses. He was 78. Schulz was posthumously given the Congressional Gold Medal, the body’s highest honor given to a civilian.

Dear Friends,

I have been fortunate to draw Charlie Brown and his friends for almost 50 years. It has been the fulfillment of my childhood ambition.

Unfortunately, I am no longer able to maintain the schedule demanded by a daily comic strip. My family does not wish Peanuts to be continued by anyone else, therefore I am announcing my retirement.

I have been grateful over the years for the loyalty of our editors and the wonderful support and love expressed tome by fans of the comic strip.

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy…how can I ever forget them.

Our Hero

Founder/Publisher/Editor: David McGee
Contributing Editors: Billy Altman, Laura Fissinger, Christopher Hill, Derk Richardson
Logo Design: John Mendelsohn (www.johnmendelsohn.com)
Website Design: Kieran McGee (www.kieranmcgee.com)
Staff Photographers: Audrey Harrod (Louisville, KY; www.flickr.com/audreyharrod), Alicia Zappier (New York)
E-mail: thebluegrassspecial@gmail.com
Mailing Address: David McGee, 201 W. 85 St.—5B, New York, NY 10024