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.

Latest Blog Posts:

The 39th Senior Hockey Tournament

Jul 14, 2014

Emily from Snoopy’s Home Ice is working on the final touches for the hockey tournament by sprucing up the paint on the curbs in the main driveway. As I write this, once again Snoopy’s Home Ice is being “spiffed up” for the Senior Hockey Tournament – our 39th year. Nancy Williams, from Snoopy’s Gallery and […]

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It Happened When My Back was Turned

Jun 12, 2014

I had been watching the solar project here at the Museum progress daily for a few months, but the time came to leave on a planned trip to Paris and the Dordogne. In Paris I visited with Normaal, an animation studio which is animating 500 Peanuts comic strips to debut in Europe and the United […]

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Linus’s Glasses

May 15, 2014

Coincidences delight me because they somehow seem like magical juxtapositions. This blog derives from a volunteer’s question and the delivery of a cassette tape recorded (of course) quite a while ago. The volunteer’s question had to do with Linus’s glasses and how he came to wear them and why he stopped wearing them. The cassette […]

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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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