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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Kazu Kibuishi Returns to the Museum

Apr 18, 2014

Amulet series author, Kazu Kibuishi, returned to the Museum after 3 years. He spoke in the auditorium on both Saturday and Sunday (Sunday for our Boy Scout Day) ‎and followed that by signing books and talking to visitors. We were very happy to see him again, and our visitors appreciated the time he took to […]

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Haiku to Visitors with an Apology: Is this your Family Visit to the Museum?

Apr 07, 2014

“Please let me help you. I am happy to take the photo I will send to you.”  -Jean Schulz   I was happy to photograph this wonderful family who were enjoying the Museum. Sadly, when I got the photos back, I could not find their name and address anywhere. So, many years later and with […]

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Tom Tomorrow Speaks at the Museum

Mar 21, 2014

Nicholas Perkins returns with his dad after 6 years. Our guest speaker on Saturday, March, 15th was Dan Perkins, AKA Tom Tomorrow. You may know his comic, This Modern World, from one of the 90 newspapers in which it appears regularly, OR  through The New Yorker, Esquire, Mother Jones, The Economist, the New York Times […]

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Remembering Morrie Turner

Feb 10, 2014

The world not only lost a notable cartoonist when Morrie Turner (here with Sparky in 1965) died at age 90, but it lost a real gentleman and a caring, humble and sensible human being. I say sensible because Morrie was so down to earth, so practical, so willing to jump into life and be with […]

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Good Things are Worth Waiting For

Feb 03, 2014

Good things are worth waiting for‎ – although when we began we had no idea we would wait this long. It was in 2004, that Senator Wes Chesbro introduced a bill in the California State Legislature to create a Snoopy license plate. The idea was the brainchild of the California Association of Museums (CAM) as […]

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A Love Affair with the Night Sky

Jan 23, 2014

This beautiful display of the constellations as they appear in our winter sky was designed by our Museum creative team. It consists of multi-layered glass and plexi-glass sheets and various colored LED lights around the circumference which illuminate the constellations. Here you see how the 5 foot display creates the centerpiece of the Starry, Starry […]

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How discerning are you?

Dec 30, 2013

What’s the matter with the four panels below? To most people, these four panels from the Peanuts comic strip printed December 1, 2013 may seem fine, but to those of us who look at and work with Peanuts art every day, it is painful to see. Looking at the entire original strip here from 1966, […]

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Grand Opening of Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

Nov 18, 2013

Four of us from the Museum traveled to Columbus, Ohio, for the grand opening of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and the triennial Festival of Cartoon Art on November 14-17. Jessica Ruskin, education director; Corry Kanzenberg, curator; Rose Marie McDaniel, board member; and I all went on behalf of the Museum. Lex Fajardo […]

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Visiting Universal Studios Japan

Oct 30, 2013

No trip to Japan is complete for a Peanuts fan without a trip to Universal Studios in Osaka. We were fortunate that our trip coincided with a month of Halloween themed special activities. In 2001, I had traveled with a group from our studio ‎to visit Universal Studios when it first opened. At that time, […]

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Ever and Never Exhibition Opens in Tokyo

Oct 14, 2013

The primary reason for my trip to Asia was to attend the opening of Ever and Never: The Art of Peanuts at the Mori Art Center in Tokyo on Friday October 11. I told visitors in my welcoming talk that this exhibition in the Mori Art Gallery, Tokyo, has been four years in the planning. […]

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