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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After 50 Years, 4 Million Albums Sold

Dec 22, 2016

It was an intimate ceremony in Berkeley at the original Fantasy records studio to commemorate Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack of A Charlie Brown Christmas going quadruple platinum. His children, Dia and David, Lee Mendelson and I received framed certificates to celebrate the occasion. Sig Sigworth (left), Chief Catalog Officer at Concord Bicycle Music, which acquired Fantasy […]

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After Two Years, We’re Almost There!

Nov 28, 2016

The deck around the redwood tree in the Museum courtyard is just about done, so I wanted to share some photos. Here is the bench with its first admirer. I am so glad we figured out a way to protect this beautiful redwood while also providing a space for visitors to gather. I know guests […]

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Peppermint Patty – a “rare gem”

Nov 09, 2016

I wanted to talk about a question which was left for us at the Museum. It said simply, “I want to know more about Peppermint Patty.” It made me smile because Sparky recognized that she was a rather enigmatic character. I remember him saying that HE thought that some of Peppermint Patty’s problem was that […]

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Snoopy and Belle in Mexico City

Oct 07, 2016

I’m taking a break from watching the construction of the deck around the Redwood tree at the Museum to attend the opening of a three month Snoopy and Belle in Fashion event in Mexico City. This is the pair of dolls by Anna Sui (above). Macario Jimenez is one of the new designers who has […]

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Preserving our 100 Year Old Redwood Tree

Sep 14, 2016

I think readers can tell things that I am passionate about; this is one of them. When we chose this site for the Museum the trees around the property were very important to us, and architect David Robinson ‎and his team were very thoughtful about the trees. This redwood tree became the centerpiece of the […]

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Photos from Comic-Con

Aug 01, 2016

Peanuts kicked off its partnership with the bi-partisan not-for-profit group Rock the Vote last week at San Diego Comic-Con during the mass hysteria. Thousands visited the Campaign Headquarters and pop-up shop where they cast votes for Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, and Franklin; registered to vote in the real fall election; and of course, picked […]

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The Museum Brings Out the Best in All of Us!

Jul 29, 2016

As I was walking through the Museum today, I noticed a man posing for photos in front of the nursery wall. He was mugging for his two daughters, but mostly for the French exchange student who is their guest. He just couldn’t help mimicking the expression of the rabbit on the wall, I guess. I […]

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Meeting Umberto Eco, January 1990

Jun 15, 2016

Umberto Eco (on the right) with Giovanni Trimboli and the two of us at breakfast. When I read of Umberto Eco’s passing on February 19, 2016, I thought back to the thrill of meeting him in Paris in 1990. Through the good graces of Giovani Trimboli, one of our Italian licensees, we were able to […]

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A Reunion at Snoopy Museum Tokyo

May 13, 2016

The family above plays into one of my favorite Peanuts stories. ‎ They are the Okazaki family of Kobe, Japan. I remember some 25 years ago seeing some cute childrens’ clothing come through as samples to be approved. Evelyn Ellison, who was monitoring the approvals at that time, told me the story of the founding […]

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Heading to Tokyo, Part 2

May 12, 2016

I’ve returned from Tokyo and want to share some additional photographs from my trip. Our hotel overlooked this beautiful temple. It is a place of serenity in the midst of the crowded city of Tokyo. Here is a view of the front of the temple. A monkey god protects the temple. These are wishes left […]

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