An artist I like: Charles Schulz (creator of Peanuts and Snoopy)

charles schulz

Charles M. Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000), nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, best known for creating the comic strip Peanuts.

Over the nearly 50 years that Peanuts was published, Schulz drew nearly 18,000 strips. The strips themselves, plus merchandise and product endorsements, produced revenues of more than $1 billion per year, with Schulz earning an estimated $30 million to $40 million annually. During the life of the strip, Schulz took only one vacation, a five-week break in late 1997 to celebrate his 75th birthday; reruns of the strip ran during his vacation, the only time reruns occurred while Schulz was alive.

Below is an interview with the artist. He seems very humble.