National Cartoonists Day!

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National Cartoonists Day!

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 5, 2022

Today, May 5, is National Cartoonist Day.

Minnesota has been home to cartoonists of many types over the years, from funny to arty to political. 

Two of our favorites have to be Charles Shultz, world-famous creator of the beloved Peanuts comic strip, and Robert Sweeney, who is the reason we are the Gopher state.

Learn more about each of them here!

Charles Schulz:

Robert Sweeney: