New ‘Peanuts’ graphic novel release party at Schulz Museum

The “Peanuts” comic strip characters always have had a large and loyal fan base in Japan. Tourists from Japan are often among the visitors at Santa Rosa’s Charles Schulz Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the late creator of the strip. Now Charlie Brown and the gang return [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|1 Comment

‘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

Cartoonists get sketchy at Schulz Museum

Here's an event you might call sketchy, but in this case, that's a good thing. Well over a dozen cartoonists will converge on the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip with a sketch-a-thon from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, [...]

By | September 10th, 2010|0 Comments

Where’s Woodstock? Only Lucy knows

The popular "Peanuts on Parade" project returns to Santa Rosa this summer, with 30 four-foot-tall, polyurethane statues of that fabulous fussbudget, Lucy van Pelt, to be decorated by local artists and distributed around town. But this time there will be a little hidden bonus. Woodstock, the fluffy little yellow bird [...]

By | May 4th, 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

“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|2 Comments

‘Pickles’ cartoonist comes to Schulz Museum

Cartoonist  Brian Crane, 60, of Reno, creator of the "Pickles" comic strip, has made stars of his two wily, white-haired, main characters, Earl and Opal. The strip now appears in 600 newspapers, and four book collections have been published so far. He's coming to Santa Rosa this week, and took [...]

By | September 15th, 2009|3 Comments