Jean Schulz emerges from Charles’ shadow

There’s a nice article in the Sun-Sentinel about Jean Schulz, Charles Schulz’s widow, and how she’s taking over the Peanuts empire.

She was not his business partner, nor his creative “other half.” In the world of “Peanuts,” she had no title ? and that was fine with her.

Over the years, though, the cartoonist whom she and others called Sparky hinted that her relationship with his work might change one day. When I’m gone all this is yours, he would tell her. You can be anything you want.

“He was always kidding,” she said. “He kept everything he did light like that so you never really knew what he meant.”