Li'l Folks was a one panel comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz that started on June 22 1947 and ended on Janurary 22 1950. The strip is considered to be the embryonic version of Peanuts. It featured Charlie Brown, Patricia Smith, Rover the dog who resembled Snoopy, a well-dressed young man with a fondness for Beethoven, and several un-named characters who resembled Peanuts characters. 

Schulz quit two years into the strip after the newspaper editor turned down his requests: both a pay increase and to bring Li'l Folks from the women's section to the comics pages.