Charlie Brown on the radio

NPR did a nice piece on Charlie Brown as a character this weekend, talking to For Better Or Worse‘s Lynn Johnston, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown‘s Anthony Rapp, and Judith Viorst, author of many books including Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, a book that shows she understands the myth of the happiness of childhood (it’s a favorite in this house.) Oh, and a group of kids. It runs about 8-and-a-half minutes.

You can listen to it here.

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 …