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Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Charles Schulz (1922–2000). Peanuts. [Linus runs away from home], July 17, 1960. Ink and opaque whiteout over graphite with overlays. George Sturman Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (010.01.00) © 1960 Peanuts Worldwide LLC LC-DIG-ppmsca-09538


One of the most successful, beloved American comic strips, Peanuts ran from 1950 to 2000, appearing in more than 2,600 newspapers worldwide at its peak. Using a minimalist linear style that he refined over decades, Charles Schulz developed enduring child and animal characters whose interactions, neuroses, trials, and triumphs often mirrored those of his delighted, devoted readers. Here, Linus encounters Charlie Brown just in time to be dissuaded from running away from home.