Terry Gilliam at 2009 Comic-Con

Terrence Vance Gilliam was born on November 22, 1940 in Medicine Lake, Minnesota, USA. In 1968 he took British citizenship. In 1996 renounced his American citizenship.

Charles Schulz in 1956 and a Charlie Brown drawing (Photo Roger Higgins, World Telegram staff photographer)

60 years ago the first Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz was published and it went on until February 13, 2000, the day after their author’s death.

This famous comic strip was originated by a previous work by Charles Schulz titled Lil’l Folks that was published on the author’s hometown newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, between 1947 and 1950. When the new, more sophisticated, comic strip started being published by United Feature Syndicate the name was changed to Peanuts to avoid confusion with other comic strips that were famous at the time.