Jean Schulz's Blog

Jean Schulz, the widow of Charles “Sparky” Schulz and President of the Board of Directors at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, chronicles her adventures in the cartooning and comic book world of Peanuts.

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Heading to Tokyo

Apr 19, 2016

Daisuke Kusakari, the curator of the Snoopy Museum in Tokyo, has sent me photos to whet my appetite for our mission there to present our comic strips and archives from the Charles M Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. I think readers will enjoy seeing these advance photos also.  Two of our Museum staff members are […]

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Passports to Peanuts

Mar 25, 2016

When we first opened the Museum we had a wall upstairs with copies of our Peanuts books in foreign languages. I called it ‘The Book Wall.’ After a few years the exhibitions committee came to me to ask if they could put a false wall on it to make an extra wall in that small […]

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My Favorite Peanuts Exhibition

Feb 24, 2016

Snoopy Museum Tokyo is opening April 23, 2016 (architect’s rendering above) Many of my readers and other Peanuts fans will already know about the opening of The Snoopy Museum in Tokyo in April of this year. This has been a wonderful story which I would like to elaborate on here: it begins with a visit […]

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Flying to Indiana

Feb 02, 2016

As I watch the lines of rain race across the window And listen to the roar of engines that drown out my tinnitus, I wonder what this journey holds. It seems that the entire airplane is creaking and snapping. I wish I knew what caused the noises. The purser reads from her Smart Phone, but my […]

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Remembering Bob Metz

Jan 05, 2016

Robert Roy Metz March 23, 1929 – Dec. 13, 2015 I’ve been mourning the passing last month of Bob Metz, who was an important part of Sparky’s life and my life from our meeting in the mid 1970s until Sparky’s death. Bob was a newspaper man in the most professional sense of the word. That, […]

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2015

Dec 18, 2015

Snoopy flies past apartments on Central Park West. A Snoopy balloon has flown in the Macy’s parade more times than any other character. With our captain, Patty, who walked beside us the whole way down. About 75 people are assigned to each balloon. If the weather is bad, they don’t all show up. But November […]

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Milan’s Answer to the Charles M. Schulz Museum

Oct 30, 2015

Visiting Milan in October, my first stop was the Museo del Fumetto (fumetto is the Italian word for cartoon). I wanted to see their very large and very well-done Peanuts exhibition. Above are Business International Company (B.I.C.) principals Oscar and Gabriella Massari and their son, Claudio (our agents in Italy for the past 30 years); […]

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Meet My Cuban Friends

Sep 30, 2015

Left to right: Seeing the Museum for the first time, Mario Rivas; behind him Kiki Guerra, whom I met on a 2010 trip to Cuba when I took five cartoonists, two of whom were from our Creative Associates studio – please see blog for this trip (which is misdated as 2008); Daniel Rivas; and Olesia […]

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Remembering a Good Friend

Aug 20, 2015

John Donne wrote: “any man’s death diminishes me…” So many of the deaths I find particularly difficult to reconcile are those that connect me with Sparky. I want to tell everyone how much the departed one meant to both of us, to our circle of friends, what the connections were, how much fun we had […]

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Many Minds Make New Discoveries

Jul 21, 2015

The above panel with Snoopy saying ‘so long, chaps’ is part of the throwaway panel from the Peanuts strip originally published on January 23, 1966. With the 17,897 Peanuts comic strips that Sparky created, it was pretty astounding to all of us here in the Schulz complex to find two with very similar ‘throw away […]

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