Illustration of the character Lucy dressed as in a black dress and pointy black hat and holding a yellow broom on an orange background
Lucy van Pelt was the third character introduced to Charles Schultz’ comic strip Peanuts. She first appeared in the comic on March 3, 1952. The comic was sponsored by United Feature Syndicate Inc. and was seen in newspapers for the first time on October 2, 1950. The following year, 1951, was when Schultz began making Halloween themed strips. Lucy’s brother Linus appears for the first time in 1952 as a baby. The most famous Peanuts Halloween theme is that of the Great Pumpkin which first occurs in 1959.