News-Antique.com - Nov 01,2009 - Santa Fe, Nov. 1, 2009 -- “If you do not say anything in a cartoon, you might as well not draw it at all,” cartoonist Charles M. Schulz said. “Humor which does not say anything is worthless humor. So I contend that a cartoonist must be given a chance to do his own preaching.”
Schulz shared his nuggets of wisdom with the world in his weekly “Peanuts” comic strip for nearly 50 years in more than 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries. Few would call him a preacher. His comics never would have lasted. He was more like a mystic.
He had a gift for pouring big thoughts through little folks.
Ultimately, “Peanuts” would become one of the most popular comic strips of all time. Schulz understood how to get to the essence of things and do it simply.
The cartoonist retired in December 1999. He passed away on Feb. 12, 2000, just a few hours before the final “Peanuts” Sunday strip appeared.
On Aug. 14-15 a collection of original art from the “Peanuts’ comic strip went on the block at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Texas, in the Comics & Comic Art auction.
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Photo courtesy of Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers.