Charles Schulz is one of the present day heroes. Even in his death, he remains a hero of the modern days. His great works in the field of arts and writing significantly changed the way people view the world in a positive way. He was an artist, a cartoonist and an illustrator who designed the popular Peanuts comic strip. Some of the favorite characters in the strip were Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Men, women, and children around the globe could not help falling in love with the subjects. For about a half a century, Charles Schulz remained an extraordinary person in the world of cartoons. He won over millions with his observations on human conditions, wry humor, and occasional flights of fancy.
Schulz was born in November 26, 1922 from a peasant family. His father was a barber wand his mother a homemaker. According to Mendelson and Melendez, Schulz was shy and small in small as compared to his classmates (59). At Richard Gordon Elementary School, he hid both his intelligence and growing artistic skills since his schoolmates and family did not prize these qualities. Despite all these circumstances, Charles Schulz could not hide his ability anymore. Through his vast and impressive artistic skills, he helped fellow young boys and girls draw.
In high school, Schulz mother was severely sick from the then incurable cervical cancer. His grades at school began to take a downward slope. However, Schulz did not give up on his drawing abilities (Mendelson and Melendez 169). He had a dream of changing people’s lives through artworks. He thus joined art lessons with an emphasis on cartooning at Federal School. After finishing high school, he took up some odd jobs to make life sustainable. He tried to send out comic strips to magazines for printing but to no avail. He joined the army life, a lonely life far away from his ailing mum.
He got the first glimpse of his bright future when he left the army and started