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Outer Planes Comics and Games marks 10th anniversary

Brent Anderson The Outer Planes Comics and Games store in downtown Santa Rosa will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, with a sale, special guests, events, door prizes and promotional gifts. The program includes a Cosplay costume role-playing game tournament starting at [...]

By | March 13th, 2015|1 Comment

6th Street Playhouse stages reading of play based on ‘Brenda Starr’ cartoonist

Laura Rohrman grew up in Sonoma County, devoted to her grandmother, so when Rohrman moved to New York in 2000 to become an actress and playwright, it was natural she’d write about her grandma. What makes the story unusual is that Rohrman’s grandmother was Dale Messick, America’s first [...]

By | July 15th, 2013|0 Comments

‘Peanuts’ animated feature film scheduled for 2015

A new feature film starring the late Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip characters is scheduled for release in 2015. The Iconix Brand Group Inc., based in New York, announced today (Oct. 9) that the animated film, as yet untitled will be produced by Schulz’s son, Craig Schulz of Santa Rosa. [...]

By | October 9th, 2012|1 Comment

Billie Jean King to visit Schulz Museum

Famed former tennis pro Billie Jean King will appear Jan. 15 at the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. Her visit will come during the “Leveling the Playing Field,” an exhibit of 86 original “Peanuts” strips by Schulz, celebrating women in sports. After meeting King, Schulz  highlighted the [...]

By | November 29th, 2011|0 Comments

It’s all a game, Charlie Brown

See good ol’ Charlie Brown and the whole “Peanuts” comic strip gang at play in “Games Children Play,” an exhibit of 50 original cartoons by Charles Schulz, opening Wednesday, July 13, at the Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. For the nearly 50 years that Schulz drew [...]

By | July 8th, 2011|0 Comments

Star cartoonists at Schulz Museum

The Schulz Museum will host appearances by three prominent women cartoonists this month. Hilary Price, creator of "Rhymes with Orange" will teach a master class for adults interested in cartooning, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 20. Cost: $32 for museum members; $40 for non-members. Advance reservations [...]

By | March 17th, 2011|0 Comments

Goodbye, Brenda Starr

The idea of making a woman newspaper reporter a comic strip heroine was still novel, when a feisty woman named Dale Messick started "Brenda Starr" in Chicago in 1940. Now that some are ready to write an epitaph for the entire newspaper industry, the whole notion seems a [...]

By | December 10th, 2010|1 Comment

Is it art, Charlie Brown?

Responses to my recent "Art or Not?" blog, about public art on display in Sonoma  County, suggested an interesting sidelight. People really seem to like those "Peanuts" character statues scattered around Santa Rosa. "I enjoy seeing the Charlie Brown statues everywhere, each with their respective theme connecting them to whatever [...]

By | March 8th, 2010|1 Comment

Schulz Museum welcomes red-haired girls

All fans of the "Peanuts" comic strip recall how good ol' Charlie Brown pined in vain for the cute little-red haired girl. He sat alone on the playground at lunchtime, choking down his peanut butter sandwich and wishing he had the courage to speak to her. Alas, his ardor went [...]

By | February 3rd, 2010|0 Comments

“Peanuts” look-alike photo contest

Do friends tell you that your child looks just like Charlie Brown, Lucy or Linus? Or even Snoopy? (Good grief, some friends.) Anticipating the 60th anniversary of the “Peanuts” comic strip next year, a panel of celebrity judges has agreed to jury entries in the “First Official Peanuts Look-a-Like Contest.” [...]

By | September 30th, 2009|1 Comment