Where to direct your charity

With the news about the Schulz home burning in the fire, people are wondering how to help. I’ve already heard people asking if Jean Schulz has put up a Go Fund Me page. To be frank, that seems like an unlikely thing to have happen. The Schulz family is in a better position than most to recover the things that can be recovered with money. So much of what was lost cannot.

However, not everyone in the Santa Rosa area is coming from a strong financial position. If you want to help in general, the city of Santa Rosa has recommended giving to the United Way of Wine Country. At the moment, all donations through their website will be directed to fire relief and recovery efforts.

And please, if you ever find yourself in an area that’s being evacuated – don’t be the one that thinks that it’s not such a big deal, that you’ll have plenty of time to get away. Clearly, that’s not always the case.

Comic-Con
Peanuts back in space!

The Peanuts folks have put out a press release announcing a new effort with NASA, the National Air and Space Administration, about their plans to generate new educational content and a school curriculum for teaching about deep space exploration. They say that more details will be released at Comic-Con next week. This …

Schulz/Peanuts news
Guess who just bought a big chunk of Peanuts??

The Hollywood Reporter is Hollywood reporting that entertainment giant Sony just bought 39% of the holding company that exists to hold the rights to Peanuts. They bought just short of half of the share that DHX Media bought a year ago. This means that the ownership breaks down like this: …

Schulz/Peanuts news
Peanuts Global Artist Collective

Now this is cool! The Peanutsy folks have announced the Peanuts Global Artist Collective, an international public art effort were seven selected artists/teams are doing public art using the Peanuts characters. They’re permitted to do their own interpretation of the characters, or to use Schulz art, or to mix things together …