Illustration of Snoopy, Linus and Lucy from the Peanuts on a yellow background
Simon Simple Orig. Orange, N.J. Peanuts Characters from the PEANUTS comic strip by Charles M. Schultz @1967 by United Feature Syndicate Inc.
The comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz (1922 – 2000), was published in newspapers from 1950 to 2000. The comic often addressed cultural, political or social themes. The scene shown on this button appeared in a strip that was first published on February 25, 1967. In the strip, Linus has a picket sign which reads “help stamp out things” but Lucy tells him that the sign should be more specific. Linus arrives back with a sign that now reads “help stamp out things that need stamping out.”
The character of Linus, considered to be the philosopher among his group of friends, first appeared in the comic strip on September 19, 1952. Lucy is the older sister of Linus, best known for being bossy, and she first appeared on March 3, 1952. Also, shown on this button is the character of Snoopy, who first appeared in the comic strip on October 4, 1950. Schulz drew nearly 18,000 strips featuring these characters during this career.