This kit commemorates Snoopy in his iconic role as the Flying Ace, the daring World War I fighter pilot who sits atop his Sopwith Camel (i.e. doghouse), ever determined to take down his arch nemesis, the Red Baron. Kit includes a figurine of Snoopy as the Flying Ace in fight mode and a 32-page book of “Flying Ace”-themed Peanuts comics.
Charles M. Schulz
was born November 25, 1922 in Minneapolis. His destiny was foreshadowed when an uncle gave him, at the age of two days, the nickname Sparky (after the racehorse Spark Plug in the newspaper strip Barney Google). In his senior year in high school, his mother noticed an ad in a local newspaper for a correspondence school, Federal Schools (later called Art Instruction Schools). Schulz passed the talent test, completed the course and began trying, unsuccessfully, to sell gag cartoons to magazines. (His first published drawing was of his dog, Spike, and appeared in a 1937 Ripley's