Born to Draw Comics, a mixed-panel format picture book biography of Charles “Sparky” Schulz, creator of the beloved comic strip Peanuts.
As a child, Charles split his free time between adventures outdoors with his friends and dog Spike, and daydreams and doodles inspired by the comics he loved to read. He longed to become a professional cartoonist, but saw his dreams deferred by unexpected challenges that laid ahead: military deployment to the European front of World War II, and the heartbreak of a family tragedy back home. Even so, Charles never lost sight of the hopeful joy of his early years and his love for Spike, both of which inspired PEANUTS. The comic strip went on to become the most popular and influential in comics history.
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作为一个孩子，查尔斯将他的空闲时间与他的朋友和狗斯派克一起进行户外冒险，以及受他喜欢阅读的漫画启发的白日梦和涂鸦。他渴望成为一名专业的漫画家，但看到他的梦想被摆在面前的意想不到的挑战推迟了：在二战欧洲前线的军事部署，以及家乡家庭悲剧的心碎。即便如此，Charles 始终没有忘记他早年充满希望的快乐和他对 Spike 的热爱，这两者都激发了 PEANUTS 的灵感。连环漫画后来成为漫画史上最受欢迎和最有影响力的漫画。