Some non-book stuff

At Fashion Week this year, they had a special show of Peanuts-inspired fashions — and now you can see pictures and videos online of Snoopy in Fashion. Some nifty stuff there, and some really horrible stuff. Some of those outfits will be on display at the Schulz Museum from October 6 to November 9.
And speaking of the museum: In my review of the upcoming Schulz bio, I mentioned how the book at times focused on how closely some of the strips were based on what was going on in Schulz’s life at the time. Starting Tuesday and running through January 14 the Schulz museum will display the originals of 70 strips based on Schulz’s life. Should be a good set (as if there’s a bad set of Schulz originals!)

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 …