December 10, 2014 through April 13, 2015 | Strip Rotation Gallery
Schulz once remarked, “I’m speaking to people about things that really affect them.” An authentic approach to emotional issues helped make Peanuts unique. Characters expressed feelings of doubt, insecurity, depression and other sentiments atypical of a daily comic strip. From Lucy’s psychiatric advice to Charlie Brown’s apprehensions, this exhibition follows the sophistication of Schulz’s writing in over 70 comic strips that focus on the human condition.
January 7 through June 7, 2015 | Upstairs Changing Gallery
Schulz proudly wrote, drew, and lettered every Peanuts strip. He did, however, employ cartoonists who assisted him with other cartoon endeavors such as his sports-related comic strip It’s Only a Game and Peanuts comic books. Meet the artists, Jim Sasseville, Dale Hale, and Nick LoBianco, who attempted to capture Schulz’s indefinable line. the cartoon above from May 25, 1958 was written by Schulz and drawn by Jim Sasseville.
Peanuts in the Penalty Box
April 15 through August 17, 2015 | Strip Rotation Gallery
Hockey, a game that Schulz played nearly all his life, is joyfully portrayed in Peanuts. Snoopy figures prominently in these comic strips, as does Woodstock and his team of birds who battle on the world’s smallest rink, the birdbath! The exhibition features 50 original Peanuts comic strips and a special display by the Zamboni Company, makers of the famous ice-resurfacing machine.