Generations of fans delight in Charles Schulz's world-famous syndicated comic strip featuring his loveable cast of characters, The Peanuts gang. Working as an illustrator for close to 50 years, the stories and characters of Schulz's strip were based on his own childhood experiences and insecurites. Working until very late in his life, he spent his entire career dealing with these issues through humor, bringing joy to millions of people around the world. In his lifetime Schulz (1922-2000) was awarded an Emmy, a Peabody, and inductment into the Cartoonists Hall of Fame and was honored post-humously with the US Congressional Gold Medal, a US Postal stamp, and commemorative recognition from foreign governments. The Charles Schulz Museum and Research Center stands as testimony to his profound influence on pop culture.