Jean Schulz on The Great Pumpkin

The Deseret News (Salt Lake City) has this little article on the Great Pumpkin special (which has already aired in the U.S. this year, sorry for not giving you folks a heads up.) It’s just a little piece that reflects on how the show has been embraced by generations, and some of what the museum was doing surrounding the 40th anniversary… but grrrr, they misspell Schulz’s name. And not consistently; the first sentence alone contains both the correct and incorrect spelling. If it’s not still misspelled when you click through, then someone fixed it. (Link courtesy of The Comics Reporter.)

Schulz/Peanuts news
Christo R.I.P.

The artist Christo, famed for humongous fabric installations that permeated the landscape or wrapped around large items, has passed away¬†from natural causes at 84. His relevance for Peanuts is that he was not only mentioned in the strip, but he interacted with its world, as he wrapped Snoopy’s doghouse in …

Schulz/Peanuts news
More on Harriet Glickman

Jean Schulz and Schulz Museum director Karen Johnson have posted their memories of Harriet Glickman, the woman who suggested to Schulz that he add an African American to the cast. And here you’ll find the interview I did with her for the podcast, recorded in the same home where she’d …

Franklin
Harriet Glickman, 1926-2020

Harriet Glickman, the woman who had suggested to Charles Schulz that he add an African-American character to the strip and thus inspired the creation of Franklin, passed away this morning. Her death was peaceful, in her sleep, and she had been well prepared for this. I got to know Harriet …