• First appearance: July 13, 1954
  • Happily traveling in his own private dust storm, Pigpen is completely comfortable in his own (dust-streaked) skin. Despite his outward appearance, he always carries himself with dignity, knowing full well that he has affixed to him the “dust of countless ages.”

  • Did you know: Charlie Brown is the one kid that unconditionally accepts Pigpen for who he is, even defending his uncleanliness in one strip.
Latest appearance: May 14th, 2010 / First appearance: May 17th, 1963 Violet looks at Pigpen and says, "'Pigpen' you're such a disgrace!" Violet continues, "Here it is springtime and the world is bright and fresh and new . . ." Violet says, "And here you are with the same dirty old face!" Pigpen says, "I look upon myself as a connecting link with the past." Latest appearance: February 18th, 2007 / First appearance: February 14th, 1960 Charlie Brown frowns and says, "I can't stand it!" Violet, Patty and Shermy look at each other's Valentines. Charlie Brown watches and says, "Look at 'em all laughing and enjoying themselves with their valentines!" Charlie Brown says, "I sent everyone I know a Valentine, but did I get any in return? No! Not a single one!" Charlie Brown leans against a tree and says, "Eve Latest appearance: June 21st, 2009 / First appearance: June 17th, 1962 Charlie Brown wears a jacket and tie and carries a present. He says, "Good grief! He didn't even change clothes!" Charlie Brown says, "I can't believe it!" Pigpen walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "You're not going to Violet's birthday party looking like that?!!" Pigpen says, "So what's wrong?" Charlie Brown says, "So what's wrong? You're a mess, th Latest appearance: April 19th, 2011 / First appearance: April 19th, 1960 Snoopy sits on the grass and thinks, "Oh Oh! Here comes Pig-Pen." Pig-Pen walks on by as Snoopy looks on. Pig-Pen continues to walk pass Snoopy creating a lot of dust as he moves along. Snoopy watches Pig-Pen go and thinks, "Someday somebody's going to put four boards around that kid and have an "Instant Sandbox"!" Latest appearance: April 19th, 2007 / First appearance: April 21st, 1960 Lucy with a book in her hand asks Charlie Brown, "Are you interested in pediatrics, Charlie Brown?" Lucy reads from the book to Charlie Brown saying, 'Listen to this..."Some newborn infants are highly infectious to others and because they are literally surrounded by clouds of bacteria. They are called 'Cloud Babies'." Charlie Brown and Lucy turn to stare at Pig-Pen as he approache Latest appearance: April 18th, 2007 / First appearance: April 20th, 1960 Lucy leans her head against a tree in a park-like setting with her hands over her eyes counting aloud, "Forty-Eight, Forty-NIne, Fifty! Here I come...Ready or not!" Lucy looks down on the ground and sees a large cloud of dust. Lucy follows the trail of dust. Lucy smiles at Pig-Pen who is at the end of the dust trail behind a house. Pig-Pen frowns and exclaims, "RATS! I d Latest appearance: January 1st, 2006 / First appearance: January 4th, 1959 Snoopy slides on his stomach along the ice. He leaps in the other direction. He skates on one foot. He skates... He skates on one foot. He skates on the other foot. He glides along. He throws out his arms as he glides. He glides past a hockey puck. His ears fly up in alarm. [PANEL 11]: Linus, Charlie Brown, Shermy and other co Latest appearance: April 1st, 2007 / First appearance: March 27th, 1960 Charlie Brown stands in the doorway and says, "Hi Snoopy . . . Hi Shermy . . . Glad you made it . . . Hi, Pigpen . . . Hi Violet . . . How's the prettiest third baseman? Hi Linus Hi Lucy . . . Hi Patty . . . Hi Schroeder . . . How's the old throwing arm?" Charlie Brown says, "Well it's real good seeing you all hear ready to begin the baseball season . . ." Charlie Brown continues,
Latest appearance: November 11th, 2017 / First appearance: November 14th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the ground with a rope tied around his neck. Woodstock stands in front of him. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Woodstock is going to rescue me . ." Woodstock climbs on the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock will have me untied in no time at all . . ." Woodstock struggles with the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock is going to untie me, and we're going to . . ." Woodstoc Latest appearance: October 1st, 2017 / First appearance: October 4th, 1970 Peppermint Patty runs along. Peppermint Patty is on the telephone: "Hey, Chuck, come on over, and see what my Dad gave me for my birthday.." She points: "Roses!" Charlie Brown stands behind her. He says, "Wow!" Peppermint Patty adds, "And you know what he said?" They face each other. "He said that I'm growing up fast, and soo I'll be a beautiful young lady, and all Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: September 26th, 1970 Snoopy sits in the grass and turns his head. Lucy stands next to him and holds her hand out. Lucy says, "It's bad luck to turn away from a 'Beep.'" Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Snoopy thinks, "I didn't know that." Latest appearance: September 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: September 25th, 1970 Linus stands in the wind. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Linus' blanket is blown out of his hands. Linus runs. Linus stands next to the doghouse. The blanket completely covers Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "I hate to see fall come . . . It gets dark so early . ." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2017 / First appearance: July 20th, 1970 Linus stands behind Lucy and says, "I have a question." Linus asks, "What would happen if there were a beautiful and highly intelligent child up in heaven waiting to be born, and his or her parents decided that the two children they already had were enough?" Lucy says, "Your ignorance of theology and medicine is appalling!" Linus says, "I still think it's a good question . Latest appearance: July 16th, 2017 / First appearance: July 19th, 1970 Snoopy is wearing a baseball cap. He runs backwards, looking up at the sky. CLOMP! Snoopy stands up straight in the air and catches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy runs, his cap flying off his head. CLOMP! He jumps in the air and catches another ball. CLOMP! Snoopy catches the ball, hanging upside down the air. CLOMP! His cap flies off as he catches the ball. Latest appearance: July 15th, 2017 / First appearance: July 18th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and sniffles. He thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "What do you do when the girl-beagle you love more than anything is taken from you, and you know you'll never see her again as long as you live?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy eats and thinks, "Back to eating!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2017 / First appearance: July 17th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries an envelope and says, "I have bad news for you." Charlie Brown continues, "That last letter you sent to your girl friend at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm never reached her . . She's not there any more . . ." Charlie Brown explains, "She's been sold!" Snoopy screams and runs off the doghouse. Latest appearance: July 13th, 2017 / First appearance: July 16th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "That girl-beagle I met at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm is really something." Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "I wonder why I liked her so much? I think it's because we teased each other . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "We laughed a lot, and we teased each other . . ." Snoopy turns over and smiles. He thinks, "And the Latest appearance: July 12th, 2017 / First appearance: July 15th, 1970 Snoopy sticks his tongue out at Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "Now you cut that out!" Snoopy walks away. Charlie Brown continues, "Just because you can't go running off to see that girl-beagle you met, you don't have to be so obnoxious!" Charlie Brown points and shouts, "By golly, you'd better start behaving yourself!" Snoopy drops the phone. Charlie Brown shouts, "A Latest appearance: July 11th, 2017 / First appearance: July 14th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy. Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "You want to go to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm again?" Snoopy's ears stand up. Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "No, I don't think you should . . . You've been out enough lately . . ." Snoopy kicks his supper dish and thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy sits on the ground and leans a Latest appearance: July 10th, 2017 / First appearance: July 13th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and talks into the phone. He says, "Hello? Is this the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'm calling for a friend of mine . . . He wants to speak to one of your dogs . . No, he doesn't know her name . . Describe her?" Snoopy holds out his paws and smiles. Charlie Brown says, "She has very soft paws . . ." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2017 / First appearance: July 12th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound. She holds out a piece of paper: "Here, Charlie Brown...Sign this petition!" "What's it for?" "Don't be so wishy-washy..just sign it!" He yells: "WANTING TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SIGNING IS NOT BEING WISHY-WASHY!" Lucy asks, "Why are you so crabby?" He looks up and wails, "YELLIN Latest appearance: July 8th, 2017 / First appearance: July 11th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Sweetie, Have you missed me?" The Literary Ace continues to type, "I think about you all the time. I can hardly wait until Sunday morning. Don't forget . ." The Literary Ace thinks of hearts, hugs and kisses. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I think I'm in love!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2017 / First appearance: July 10th, 1970 Linus looks at a newspaper and approaches Charlie Brown. He says, "According to the paper, the riot was about war dogs . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the paper. Linus says, "Apparently there's been some trouble about dogs being sent to Viet Nam, and then not getting back . . ." Snoopy thinks, "All I know is, I went to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to make a speech . . . I got whomped wi Latest appearance: July 6th, 2017 / First appearance: July 9th, 1970 Snoopy walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "You're back!" Snoopy walks past Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "What happened? We saw the riot on tv! Did you get hurt? Are you all right?" Snoopy sits on the doghouse and smiles. Charlie Brown asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown frowns. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "She had the softest paws . . ." He Latest appearance: July 5th, 2017 / First appearance: July 8th, 1970 Charlie Brown and Linus sit in front of the tv. Charlie Brown asks, "What's happening now?" Linus replies, "I can't tell . . . There's so much smoke you can't see anything!" Charlie Brown cries and shouts, "My poor dog, trapped in a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! My poor dog . . ." Snoopy is completely covered by a cloud of smoke. He thinks, "Where am I? I can't see! Oops! What Latest appearance: July 4th, 2017 / First appearance: July 7th, 1970 Snoopy hides behind a podium. Debris is thrown at him. He thinks, "I came here to give a speech . . ." Snoopy runs and thinks, "Why is everyone yelling?! Why is everyone throwing things? What's going on?" Snoopy stands in a cloud and thinks, "Smoke! Tear gas! Good grief!" Snoopy is completely covered by the cloud. He thinks, "I hate giving speeches!" Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2017 / First appearance: July 6th, 1970 Linus stands in front of the tv and says, "A riot!" Charlie Brown rushes in. Linus says, "Look, Charlie Brown, there's a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! It's on the news, see?!" Charlie Brown says, "But that's where Snoopy is! Have you seen him? Have they shown him? Where is he?" Snoopy stands on the stage and has debris thrown at him. He thinks, "Doesn't anyone want to Latest appearance: July 1st, 2017 / First appearance: July 4th, 1970 Snoopy sits in a chair in front of a curtain. He thinks, "Here I am at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm about to make my speech . ." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Ah, the introduction is over . . . I'm on!" Snoopy stands behind the podium and clears his throat. Snoopy is hit on the head with a supper dish.
First appearance: November 18th, 1984 Peppermint sits at her classroom desk in front of Marcie. She asks,"Ma'am?" She says,"No, Ma'am, I don't know the answer" She puts her hand to her mouth and continues,"I thought I did, but I don't....it'll probably come to me later tonight..." She turns to the front again and says,"I don't suppose you'd want to call me at home..." She raises a hand and says,"Say, t First appearance: November 18th, 1997 Charlie Brown writes a letter. "Dear Pen Pal, Do you get my last letter?" Sally asks, "How does she know if the letter she got was your last letter?" Sally says, "And if she doesn't get this letter, how will she know you asked her if she got your last letter?" Chaqrlei Brown looks at Sally. He crumples up the letter and throws it over his shoulder. First appearance: November 18th, 1993 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally holds a piece of paper and says, "I need help with my homework." Charlie Brown asks, "Which subject?" Sally replies, "Subject?" Sally says, "You mean we have subjects?" First appearance: November 18th, 1987 Charlie Brown holds his hat and stands in front of a desk. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am, I'm here to see my dog . . . Is he all right?" Charlie Brown says, "He got huurt playing hockey?" Charlie Brown says, "I wonder how it happened . ." Snoopy lies in a hospital bed and thinks, "There I was, racing down the ice, Wayne Gretzky chasing me . ." Latest appearance: November 17th, 2004 / First appearance: November 18th, 1970 Sally stands in front of the class and holds up a paper. She says, "I have here in my hands an original document." Sally looks over and says, "This was written by an actual cave man, and was discovered only recently by a farmer in Iowa . ." Sally continues, "I came into its possession through the exchange of money and certain bits of valuable information." Sally sits at her First appearance: November 18th, 1982 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and says, "No, ma'am . . I don't know the answer . . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "I think I'm slipping." Peppermint Patty says, "Perhaps you could do me a favor . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Don't call on me for the next few years." First appearance: November 18th, 1990 Snoopy, Woodstock, and bird friend are in the birdbath. Snoopy, leaping into the air with a hockey stick, thinks, "He scores!" Snoopy and Woodstock walk away from the birdbath, carrying their sticks. Snoopy thinks, "That was a good game!" Woodstock asks a question. Snoopy turns to face Woodstock, thinking, "In my doghouse?" Woodstock says something. Woodstoc First appearance: November 18th, 1980 Snoopy lies on the doghouse in the snow. Sally asks, "What are you doing home?" Sally says, "Your master's still out in the woods somewhere! What kind of dog are you?" Snoopy walks in the snow and thinks, "Here's The World Famous Faithful Dog braving the blizzard to find his master . . ." Snoopy stops and thinks, "I wonder if I have time to build a snowman . . ." First appearance: November 18th, 1981 Linus stands next to the doghouse. The Literary Ace types, "It was a dark and stormy night." Linus says, "If you're having trouble selling your work, I'd suggest a different approach . . ." The Literary Ace puts a new sheet of paper in the typewriter. Snoopy types, "It was a stormy and dark night." First appearance: November 18th, 1962 Lucy and Charlie Brown are standing on the grass with Snoopy sitting next to them with his eyes closed, Charlie Brown is reading from the newspaper, ”One hundred and twenty million dollars!” (BR) (BR) Lucy replies to what Charlie Brown just read, “I don’t believe it!” Snoopy still sits with his eyes closed. (BR) (BR) Lucy turns to Charlie Brown sand says, “ON dogs?! You’re kidding…” Snoopy opens First appearance: November 18th, 1985 Charlie Brown sits in a chair with a book. Sally says, "I gave my report in school today . . ." Sally holds a sheet of paper and says, "At the end I said, 'This report was written on recycled paper . . No trees were destroyed to make this report.'" Charlie Brown asks, "Did the teacher appreciate it?" Sally replies, "No, but the trees did!" First appearance: November 18th, 1975 Linus complains to Lucy, "You gave Snoopy my blanket!" Lucy says, "He's going to Needles, and the desert gets cold at night.." Lucy walks off and asks, "How do you expect him to get through the desert?" Linus answers, "How do you expect me to get throu gh life?!" Latest appearance: November 16th, 2002 / First appearance: November 18th, 1972 Snoopy walks in the grass. Woodstock walks ahead of him and jumps up and down. Snoopy thinks, "What I don't understand is how we know when we've migrated to where we're migrating . . ." Snoopy continues to think, "Do we just suddenly say 'We're here!' or does someone say, 'This is it!'? I hope no one shouts, 'Hey, Mac!' I hate it when someone shouts, 'Hey, Mac!'" Snoopy continues t Latest appearance: November 16th, 2007 / First appearance: November 18th, 1960 Linus and Lucy are walking along the grass. Lucy looks down and says, "Well, look here! A big yellow butterfly!" They both stop to look at the butterfly. Lucy continues, "It's unusual to see one this time of year unless of course, he flew up from Brazil...I'll bt that's it!" They kneel to take a closer look. Lucy says, "They do that sometimes you know...They fly up from Brazil, Latest appearance: November 16th, 2015 / First appearance: November 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth and says, "I have a problem . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Actually, it concerns Snoopy . . He suddenly seems to be afraid to sleep outside at night . . . He keeps hearing noises . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Do you deal in animal psychiatry? Would you try to help him?" Lucy replies, "Of course! I'm very broadminded." Latest appearance: November 15th, 2016 / First appearance: November 18th, 1969 Lucy sits in her psychiatric help booth. Charlie Brown asks, "Can you cure loneliness?" Lucy says, "For a nickel, I can cure anything!" Charlie Brown asks, "Can you cure deep-down, black, bottom-of-the-well, no-hope, end-of-the-world, what's-the-use loneliness?" Lucy asks, "For the same nickel?!" First appearance: November 18th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Violet's door and asks, "Would you ask your mother if she wants her leaves raked?" Violet replies, "I can't talk to her . . . She's mad at me because I didn't make my bed . . ." Violet closes the door. Charlie Brown stands at the door and holds a rake. Charlie Brown says, "I made my bed, and I didn't get to talk to her either!" First appearance: November 18th, 1977 Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth and kicks the door. Charlie Brown says, "I'm sorry . . We don't accept reservations." Charlie Brown continues, "However, if you'd care to take a seat in the bar, I'm sure we'll have a table for you in a few minutes . . ." Snoopy sits on the porch and thinks, "Maybe I'll just give up eating!" First appearance: November 18th, 1986 The Beaglescout, Woodstock and another scout sit on the ground. The Beaglescout thinks, "I love nature books." The Beaglescout thinks, "Here's an interesting item . ." The Beaglescout reads, "'A codfish may lay as many as nine million eggs at one time.'" Conrad asks a question. Snoopy thinks, "No, Conrad . . It doesn't say who counted them." First appearance: November 18th, 1956 Lucy watches as Chalrie Brown leans back to toss a ball. Snoopy sits on the ground next to him. Charlie Brown thorws the ball, and Snoopy ruins after it, towards the high grass. "?" Only the tall weeds are visible. "! !" Snoopy's head appears above the grass. He holds the ball in his mouth. He looks around him rapidly. With a leap upwards, Snoopy balances on
Pigpen is a human soil bank who raises a cloud of dust on a perfectly clean street and passes out gum drops that are invariably black.
Charles Schulz


  • Archaeology

    Pigpen has affixed to him the dirt and dust of past civilizations.

  • Mud Pies

    Violet makes mud-pies and Pigpen is her best customer!

  • Politics

    Pigpen aspires to be class president one day.