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For Immediate Release — September 23, 2011

The Flipside of Schulz’s Art: More than Peanuts

at the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
October 5, 2011 to January 29, 2012


A very self-satisfied Snoopy snuggles between the glamorous Brenda Starr and her mysterious
love interest, Basil St. John. In 1995 Charles Schulz constructed this tribute cartoon for cartoonist
Dale Messick, creator of the
Brenda Starr comic strip, to celebrate her ninetieth birthday.

(Santa Rosa, CA) The Flipside of Schulz’s Art: More than Peanuts offers visitors a unique look at Schulz’s talents and his relationships beyond the Peanuts comic strip. The exhibition, running from October 5, 2011 to January 29, 2012, at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, features fifteen objects. The show highlights original artwork Schulz created for fans, friends, and family ranging from a tribute strip to Brenda Starr’s creator Dale Messick to a 1952 birthday card with a self- portrait of Schulz.

If you would like any of the images from The Flipside of Schulz’s Art: More than Peanuts to print in a publication, contact Gina Huntsinger at or (707) 284-1268.

Copyright and image instructions:
Copyright for all Peanuts image should be:   Peanuts © (year of strip) Peanuts Worldwide LLC

FOR USE OF ALL IMAGES IN THIS RELEASE. This art may not be altered in any way. You may not crop, flop, compress or squeeze the images. You may enlarge or reduce its size to fit your publication; and you must do so proportionately. You may not create or change words or thought balloons for the characters.

The Charles M. Schulz Museum opened in August 2002 to fulfill its mission of preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of Charles M. Schulz. The museum carries out this mission through changing exhibitions and programming that: build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art; illustrate the scope of Schulz’s multi-faceted career; communicate the stories, inspirations and influences of Charles Schulz; and celebrate the life of Charles Schulz and the Peanuts characters.

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is located 50 minutes north of San Francisco by car on Highway 101. The Museum is located at 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, California, 95403.

Weekdays Monday thru Friday (except Tuesdays*) 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
Closed Tuesdays*
*Open everyday throughout the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Free – Museum Members, Children 3 and under
$5.00 – Children 4-18, college students with valid I.D. card, and Seniors 62+
$10.00 – Adults

For more information consult the Museum web site:
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403