series premiered in 1950. Stopped in 2000.
overall story takes place in a children's universe where
adults are never present. However, the issues are often
adult, social, and ponderous. The universe is populated
by distinct looking characters which is quite an
accomplishment in itself, because Schulz' drawings are
extremely simple with no unnecessary pen strokes.
Schulz originally titled his series Li'l Folks, but the syndicate changed it to Peanuts - a name Schulz disliked.