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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‘Really Good’ Sculpture, Trafalgar Square, London

Feb 20, 2018

Wandering around London in January, Paige Braddock and I found ourselves questioning what this strange thumbs up sculpture is all about. We learned that the Fourth Plinth, built in 1841, in Trafalgar Square in central London was originally meant to hold a statue of William IV, but remained empty due to insufficient funds. Now, over 150 years later, the […]

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The Magic of Believing

Jan 10, 2018

There is a debate among parents as to when and how to break the truth about Santa Claus to their believing children. ‎I can’t remember my own feelings when my children were young, nor how they felt about Santa Claus at which ages. I suppose 5 years is an age of strong belief in one’s heroes. […]

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Sometimes You Have to Learn to Lick It

Dec 19, 2017

It has taken quite a while for me to think what I might like to write about for a blog. It all seemed too much, too soon, too sad. Then I thought about this Sunday page from 1968, and I rather liked Charlie Brown’s ‘personal philosophy,’‎ even though crabby Lucy makes fun of it. The […]

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Charles M. Schulz Literary Landmark Dedication

Sep 20, 2017

Charlie Brown is a permanent greeter at the Central Branch of the Sonoma County Library in downtown Santa Rosa. On Thursday, August 10, Charlie Brown held balloons to celebrate the dedication of a plaque honoring Charles Schulz. Here I am with Charlie Brown and Tracy Gray, Interim Library Director. Angelina Cacioppo, Community Engagement Coordinator for […]

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Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration with Jeff Smith

Aug 17, 2017

On Saturday, August 12, the Museum held its 15th anniversary celebration. The Great Hall filled with cartoonists who spoke with visitors, signed books, and discussed cartooning in general. Jeff Smith, creator of the Bone graphic novel series, headlined the event with a discussion of his work led by Lex Fajardo and Paige Braddock. At the […]

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Peanuts ‘Abbey Road’ Crosswalk

Jul 28, 2017

Visitors and regular Ice Arena patrons are all having fun taking their photos in the new Peanuts crosswalk at Snoopy’s Home Ice, which is a take on the classic Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover. They enjoy figuring out just the right position in the crosswalk to stand in to appear to be walking with Marcie, Lucy, Charlie […]

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Olive Oil Art – Voting Results

Jun 20, 2017

The olive oil art from my previous blog post on May 15 produced a very interesting pattern of favorites. Remember that these are free art, the only outside force can be a piece of bread, so it is a true test of creativity! #12 and #9 received the most votes. #12 surprised me, because I think […]

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Olive Oil Art – Vote for Your Favorite

May 15, 2017

Readers of this blog are invited to ‎vote for their favorite in the comments (you may vote for your first, second, and third favorites, and I will tally them.) This is a reprise of a blog post from two years ago on February 16, 2015. As with everything on my blog, this comes with a […]

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Schulz Museum Named 2016 Tourism Champion

Apr 17, 2017

The Museum is proud to be recognized as a Tourism Champion by Sonoma County Tourism at their annual meeting on April 10th. Renee Donmon, our membership director, and Tracey Pugh, our marketing director, received this award for the Museum. From left to right, Caroline Beteta, President/CEO of Visit California, Roger Dow, President/CEO of US Travel […]

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License Plates Seen Around Town

Mar 13, 2017

It took 10 years to get them, but now the Snoopy license plates are available! You can read more about the history of how the plates came to be on my blog from February, 2014. We want to know what interesting plates you’ve noticed. Here are some that I’ve seen recently. The Van Pelt plate […]

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