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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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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Annual Schulz Celebrity Golf Classic

Jun 23, 2015

Frankie Muniz, Sarah Rotter, Cindy Varni, Barbara Barrow, me, and Val Verhunce (from left to right) making a celebratory jump. We look as if we won, but we’re actually celebrating a successful fundraising effort for five local nonprofit organizations. Teeing off on a par five hole. Analyzing the approach to this hole – there is […]

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Scouting out Bugs

Jun 11, 2015

If you think bugs are ‘icky’ you may pass on this blog post. But if you are like me and you find all things that go on in your world become fascinating, read on. I have to admit that a few years ago when I heard about scouting out bugs (literal bugs) in the Museum, […]

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What Secret Messages are Embedded in this Sculpture?

May 12, 2015

It seems that daily I learn something new. The mystery of the message embedded in this sculpture in the lobby of the Museum was revealed to me by one of our loyal volunteers. Let me digress a moment, using a pun from one of Sparky’s strips, and wax eloquent about our volunteers. This Peanuts strip […]

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Art is Food and Food is Art

May 08, 2015

After a long day of meetings at the Museum, our board members were ready for some entertainment! At dinner, I posed an activity to create art from the olive oil and balsamic vinegar condiments on the table. My original blog from February 16 with this art‎ received so many comments, I thought I would post […]

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Bloom Where You are Planted

Mar 26, 2015

I didn’t make up this phrase, I might have read it in a card, or it might be a line of a poem, but it popped into my mind when I saw this lovely, bright cyclamen blooming in the wall next to my patio steps. The seed came from this plant, which is 15 feet […]

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A Tip of the Hat to our Research Center

Mar 12, 2015

This blog is being presented by our archivist, Cesar Gallegos… Students Marissa Lee, Lauren Hu, and Jenna Canicora standing in front of Archivist Cesar Gallegos Recently the three students pictured above from Our Lady of Mercy School in Daly City made an appointment to visit the Research Center here at the Museum to work on […]

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The Eye of the Beholder

Feb 16, 2015

I have always loved this photo which I took in Paris in 2008. Free form and mysterious, I hoped to enlarge it and see how it would look framed on the wall like a real work of art, but have never gotten around to it. But I’ve found a new sort of art cum rorschach […]

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