Events at the Charles M. Schulz Museum give our visitors opportunities to: meet professional cartoonists; view some of Schulz’s favorite movies; create hands-on crafts; learn about different cartooning techniques; and attend Members-Only parties. In addition to our special events listed below, be sure to check out what happens at the Museum EVERY DAY! Events are included in the price of admission, unless otherwise noted.
Please also note that events listed below are subject to change; check back here for the most up-to-date information.
Join cartoonists Robb Armstrong, Darrin Bell, Keith "Keef" Knight, and Elizabeth Montague as they discuss the Black experience as told through graphic novels and comic stories. Robb Armstrong, who inspired the last name of the Peanuts character Franklin Armstrong, is the creator of the groundbreaking comic strip, Jump Start, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with the release of a new treasury, On a Roll. Darrin Bell is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and the creator of the comic strips Candorville and Rudy Park. Keith Knight is the creator of several popular comic strips, including The K Chronicles, and is the co-creator and inspiration for the new Hulu series Woke, based on his life. Elizabeth Montague is the creator of Liz at Large and the first Black female cartoonist for The New Yorker. The panelists will explore the impact and importance of telling Black stories and championing representation in comics and the comic field. A Q&A will follow the discussion. This event is FREE with advance registration.
Event meets via Zoom on Thursday, November 19, 4:00 pm (Pacific Time/PT). Register below or by calling (707) 284-1272. Zoom link will be emailed three days before event.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Robb Armstrong is one of just four African-American syndicated cartoonists in the United States. Armstrong's comic strip Jump Start has been syndicated for 30 years and currently runs in more than 300 newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and Chicago Sun-Times. Armstrong graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's degree in fine arts.
Darrin Bell is a Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist and comic strip creator know for the syndicated comic strips Candorville and Rudy Park. Bell's work challenges social, political, and cultural assumptions and navigates issues such as civil rights, pop culture, family, science fiction, spiritual wisdom, and philosophy. According to Bell, "There's nothing more fundamentally all-American than a square peg that insists on filling a round hole."
Liz Montague is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work focuses on the intersection of self and social awareness. She began contributing to The New Yorker as a cartoonist in 2019 and has illustrated for the U.S. Open, Food Network, and Google. Montague is currently working on her first book, a young adult graphic novel for Penguin Random House, with publication planned for Fall 2022. She fundamentally believes in representation, accessible information, and drawing your feelings.