Robert Ripley

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Snoopy made his first appearance in a Ripley’s cartoon!

Snoopy's Debut

At the peak of his popularity in the 1930s, Ripley's column was read by more than 60 million people daily. He was bombarded by fan submissions, but one really stuck out. A young Charles Schulz — from Santa Rosa, California, just like our founder — looked up to Robert Ripley. He sent him a submission of his own, about his dog Spike, and included an illustration of his own. Ripley was so impressed by the submission that he featured Schulz' art in a 1937 cartoon. Today, Spike is the beloved Peanuts character Snoopy!

Snoopy made his first appearance in a Ripley’s cartoon!
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Ripley's Cartoon of the Day

March 1, 2024

Cartoon of the Day

Nearly every year, locals of Wisconsin's Chippewa Flowage use gas-powered boats to push back floating bog islands.

Ripley's Cartoon of the Day

Robert Ripley began the Believe It or Not! cartoon in 1918. Today, Kieran Castaño is the eighth artist to continue the legacy of illustrating the world's longest-running syndicated cartoon!