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:

A Visit from Chris Sparks with The Art of Richard Thompson

Jan 07, 2015

A post Christmas guest to the Museum was Chris Sparks,‎ seen here in Sparky’s recreated studio. In addition to seeing the Museum with his family, Chris’ mission was to deliver to me The Art of Richard Thompson, a book of cartoonist Richard Thompson’s beautiful and clever drawings done over his 30 year career. Here are […]

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Welcoming the New Year at the Schulz Museum

Jan 05, 2015

Over 700 people looked up at the countdown to watch over 2,500 balloons tumbling down at the Museum’s annual Balloon Drop on December 31. Some people collected them and some batted them around like a volley ball. All were smiling. Around the corner was a milder sort of balloon drop for the under 4 age […]

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Snoopy Breathing his Spirit into the Dragon

Dec 12, 2014

This sculpture is titled Dragon and Snoopy and is made of wood from the Yew tree. Carved by Japanese master woodcarver, Mr. Katsuhiro Higashi, this 20 x 12 inch piece was created for Japonesque, the traveling exhibition of the work of master craftsmen in Japan. ‎The exhibition was conceived by the artist, Yoshi Otani, who […]

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Winter Fruit

Dec 04, 2014

Having grown up in California I’ve known persimmons for many, many years. They were the heart shaped or round ones that got soft and we mostly mushed them up for persimmon cake, which was delicious.  Often when someone is asked if he or she likes persimmons, you’ll get a heart-felt negative response, and they will […]

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Satire Fest ‘Draw Off’

Nov 07, 2014

Pictured here left to right: David Horsey, Laz, Adán, Falco, David Brown, Lalo Alcaraz This is an addendum to my October 17 blog post about reuniting with Adán Iglesias, Falco, and Laz Ramirez, Cuban cartoonists who came as invited guests to Satire Fest in San Francisco in October. I want to share a video that […]

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Cuban Friends Reunite in California

Oct 17, 2014

The beginning of this blog goes back 4 years, to what I think may be my first official blog post on the Museum website . At least it is the first one I saw when I checked it today‎.  So if you want to see the adventures of the 5 artists who traveled with me […]

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Snoopy and Belle in Fashion

Sep 23, 2014

A special event during Fashion Week was an exhibit of Snoopy and Belle in Fashion in the New Museum in lower Manhattan. I am in a dress by our Italian licensee FAY; and that is NOT a fake scene behind me. You are looking at an authentic, beautiful New York ‎September evening sky showing downtown […]

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Peanuts Makes Friends Across the World

Aug 18, 2014

Sometimes I think I sound like a broken record as I write over and over about how the magic of Peanuts brings surprises and unexpected joy to my life. In 2002 several of us from Creative Associates traveled to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China‎ to visit licensees, manufacturing plants, and stores carrying Peanuts products. At […]

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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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