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Charles Schulz’s First Sketch

    Believe it or not, Charles Schulz’s first sketch was published 75 years ago for Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

    February 22 marks the 75th anniversary of Charles Schulz’s very first published drawing. Schulz, 15 years old at the time and nicknamed “Sparky,” submitted a sketch of his dog Spike to Robert Ripley and wrote about how the dog would eat pins, tacks, screws and more. Ripley published the sketch as part of his Believe It or Not! cartoon on February 22, 1937.

    Walt Disney released the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and one of the rejected names for a dwarf was “Snoopy”. Believe it or not.

    Tony M.