You likely know all about Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts cast, but how much do you know about their creator? Top Shelf Productions, a division of IDW, has released a new biography of the man his friends called “Sparky,” but it’s unlike any other biography on the market. This one is told through the medium he forever affected — the form of a comic strip.
Peanuts creator Charles Schulz just turned 100. We mean his bones did — he obviously didn’t live that long. But his creation will last forever — one of the greatest comic strips of all time, often cited as THE greatest. On the day of his centennial birthday, almost every single comic strip with a syndication deal expressed their love for him in the largest cooperative tribute the newspaper funnies have ever seen.