Charles Schultz, creator of Snoopy. How did Mr. Schultz, who says, “I was born to draw cartoons,” come up with the characters of Snoopy and his friends?
I want to know Charles Schultz’s secret!
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Was Charles Schultz, the creator of the character Snoopy, a hikikomori?
As a child, she was shy and often spent time alone. All the manga she drew and submitted to her high school yearbook staff were rejected.
The cartoonist of “Peanuts”, a representative work known for Snoopy
What this article will tell you
- I know what kind of person the author Charles Schultz was.
The person in Snoopy was a close friend.
There is no one who does not know Snoopy. Who was the author, Charles Schultz? This article introduces the creator of Snoopy, Charles Schultz.
Who is Snoopy’s author, Charles Schultz?
Real name: Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Influenced by his father, who was obsessed with newspaper cartoons, Schultz decided to become a cartoonist.
When he was 13 years old, his work based on his pet dog “Spike” was published in a newspaper.
Despite his poor circumstances, Schultz honed his own drawing skills with the encouragement of his mother and a cartoon course at the Federal School of Applied Cartooning (now the Art Instruction Schools).
Schultz was a young man who was unexpectedly terribly shy and was not good at talking to people. However, he stuck to one dream of “drawing manga” and continued to promote him. And one day, his dream will come true and he will succeed.
Schulz, who was clumsy and didn’t have many friends, met his friends for the first time in his company colleagues “Charlie Brown” and “Linus Maurer”.
Such people became models, and the characters of PEANUTS began to play an active role.
“Peanuts” began serialization in seven American newspapers in 1950.
Today, it is so popular that it has been published in 2,200 newspapers in 21 languages in 75 countries.
Snoopy, which appears in the work, has become a too famous character with many fans all over the world.
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— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) July 28, 2022
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— PEANUTS (@Snoopy) July 30, 2022
What Schultz drew with a minimum of lines on a large piece of drawing paper is an event unfolding between a dog, a small bird, and children. I worked out the story from the events around me and drew the letters and patterns.
A baseball team that keeps losing to unrequited love. The mundane life was sometimes cynically projected with a witty imagination.
17,897 stories have been spun almost without rest for 50 years.
No assistant. I drew it all by myself.
“I didn’t let anyone help me with that. It was all about simplicity.”
says his wife Jean (81).
However, Schultz’s life was far from smooth. The death of his beloved mother, enlistment in the army.
During his three years in the army, Schultz felt unbearably lonely. The harsh experiences he went through flowed into the personalities and style of the characters in “Peanuts.”
“My thoughts on the loneliness we all experience weigh heavily on Charlie Brown,” he said, adding, “From my time in the military, I know what it feels like to be anxious and uncomfortable. I understand.”
And, “Charlie Brown has become a worryer because he’s a worryer about all the worries in the world,” he says as if Charlie Brown were Schultz himself.
So Snoopy appears as a way to deal with that worry!
For example, Charlie Brown said that he would quit school and devote the rest of his life to making Snoopy happy, but when it turned out to be impossible in the end…
“I really thought I could devote the rest of my life to making you happy…I’m sorry it didn’t work out.”
“Don’t worry about it. I was happy all along.”
Schultz continued his dream of drawing comics, drawing stories of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and his friends until his death in 2000 at the age of 77.
Let’s go to the Snoopy Museum!
The draft is light and the black ink varies in shades. The pen can be carried freely. Karen Johnson, 73, director of the Charles M. Schulz Museum of Art in the United States, which owns the work, said, “He said that if you read the work, you would understand me. He wasn’t funny, but he was smart, lovely, and patient.” Is called.
100th anniversary of Charles Schultz’s birth!
Snoopy museum first!
Woodstock-themed new exhibition “Small Best Friend Woodstock”
Saturday, July 16, 2022 to Monday, January 9, 2023
Dates: Saturday, July 16, 2022 to Monday, January 9, 2023
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (entrance until 17:30)
Closed: August 16th, January 1st
3-1-4 Tsuruma, Machida City, Tokyo
10:00-18:00 (entrance until 17:30)
Open all year round (closed on August 16, 2022 and January 1, 2023)
*There is no dedicated parking lot for the museum.
*Parking services at Granberry Park are not eligible.
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