A boy sitting down with a blue blanket sucking his thumb
First Appearance: 
September 19, 1952

Thoughtful and respectful, Linus is often the voice of reason among his peers. He is a deep thinker and a student of philosophy. Despite his run-ins with cantankerous Lucy, and the fact no one understands why he carries a security blanket, Linus remains delightfully hopeful. He’s certain that this year, the Great Pumpkin will appear…he just knows it… 

Did You Know: 
Linus wore glasses for a short time. Snoopy constantly stole them to torment him.

"Linus, my serious side, is the house intellectual, bright, well-informed which, I suppose may contribute to his feelings of insecurity." —Charles M. Schulz

Three pumpkins in a row
The Great Pumpkin
Every Halloween, Linus can be found in the pumpkin patch, awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.
Blue blanket
His Blanket
The epitome of security, Linus’s blanket also proves to be an excellent slingshot.
School desk
Miss Othmar
Linus considers his teacher “a gem among gems” (until she speaks out against blankets).