Charles Schulz Draws Charlie Brown And Talks About His Purpose

Aug 31, 2015 By John-Michael Bond
Charlie Brown made his debut in October of 1950 and has been delighting readers of all ages since with his wonderful group of friends and occasionally unfortunate adventures. In this clip from the unreleased documentary "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" Peanuts creator Charles Schulz draws his lead hero while giving background on what makes Charlie Brown, well, Charlie Brown.

As Charlie Brown takes shape with a few simple lines Schulz reveals the truth. "Charlie Brown is, I think, a little bit like everyone. We all need reassurance that some people really do like us." It's a universal theme that resonates equally with children and adults alike, and part of the reason the Peanuts comic strip has remained so popular for almost 65 years.
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