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LIFE‘s new special issue Peanuts: The World’s Greatest Comic Strip

LIFE‘s new special issue Peanuts: The World’s Greatest Comic Strip

Over five decades of solitary and deeply personal work, Charles Schulz drew 17,897 Peanuts comic strips, producing a body of work that constitutes not only the richest achievement in comic strip history but also the most resonant sports strip of all time. Thousands of Peanuts panels are filtered through Schulz’s love of sports, a collective subcategory that perhaps more than any other delivers the essence of his work.