For Immediate Release — January 5, 2011
Turn Another Page
at the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
February 9 through June 5, 2011
(Santa Rosa, CA) With the phenomenal success of the Peanuts comic strip, Charles Schulz’s other artistic endeavors often are overlooked. Turn Another Page is the first of three exhibitions at the Charles M. Schulz Museum designed to explore Schulz’s other artistic undertakings. This upcoming exhibition, running February 9 through June 5, 2011, delves into the lesser known yet popular aspect of Schulz’s artistic career – book and magazine illustrations.
Turn Another Page shares with visitors the original drawings and sketches done by Schulz for manuscripts and magazines, including a series of 10 of the 17 illustrations done for World Tennis magazine in the early 1980s.
Schulz was given a list of topics and was asked to illustrate the concept. For one of the tennis topics, Schulz was provided with the statement: Is it necessary to use a racket press in a metal or composite racket? In response, he drew this funny picture of Snoopy in a sad predicament (published in World Tennis magazine, September 1981).
Turn Another Page also exhibits and highlights Schulz’s literary ventures with illustrations for books. In 1962, as Schulz’s new book, Happiness is a Warm Puppy, soared to the top of the best seller’s list, publishers realized the potential for success with the Peanuts Gang outside the comic strip format. Eventually 25 publishing houses, including some of the biggest names in the business, published Schulz’s books. Turn Another Page will include some of the Schulz’s original illustrations for I Never Promised You an Apple Orchard, Dr. Snoopy’s Advice to Pet Owners and Snoopy and the Red Baron.
Turn Another Page will be followed by exhibitions which survey Schulz’s other artistic pursuits. A Change of Scene: Schulz Sketches from Abroad, will run June 8 through October 2, 2011 and will explore his plein air landscape sketches. The last in the exhibition series will run from October 5, 2011 to January 29, 2012. It will focus on advertising illustrations, promotional art for non-profits and cards and drawings from family and friends.
If you would like any of the images from Turn Another Page to print in a publication, contact Gina Huntsinger at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
ABOUT THE CHARLES M. SCHULZ MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER
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
*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