Illustration of hand drawn Snoopy with red marker text
This illustration is likely a fan drawing of Snoopy as the Flying Ace. First appearing in a Charles M. Schultz comic strip on October 4, 1950, Snoopy is an iconic beagle passionate about writing and imagination. The Flying Ace is one of Snoopy’s most recognizable personas in which he often imagines himself battling the Red Baron. Introduced in 1965, Snoopy, dressed in a flying leather cap, goggles, and scarf, transforms his doghouse into a Sopwith Camel biplane and takes off into the skies battling against the Red Baron, based on a real German flying ace, Manfred von Richtofen. Snoopy’s iconic phrase, “Curse you Red Baron!” is often heard throughout the aerial battles. The journey of the Flying Ace exaggerates the life of WWI aviators to delight the readers’ hearts and imaginations.
Charles M. Shultz Museum. (n.d.). Snoopy and the Red Baron. Retrieved June 9, 2021, from https://schulzmuseum.org/traveling-exhibitions/rent-a-traveling-exhibit/snoopy-red-baron/
Peanuts. (n.d.). Snoopy. Retrieved June 9, 2021, from https://www.peanuts.com/about/snoopy