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Schulz Centennial – August Report

As the 100th anniversary of Charles Schulz‘s birth nears (November 26, 1922) salutes continue.

2022 also marks the 20th anniversary of The Charles M. Schulz Museum.

Celebrate the Schulz Museum’s 20th anniversary with some of today’s top cartoonists! Come meet your favorite cartoonists while exploring all things cartooning with drawing games, live presentations, book signings, and more.

A highlight of the August 6 Cartoon-A-Thon at the museum will be meet and greet with cartoonists that include Tom BelandLex Fajardo, Reza FarazmandBrian FiesNathan Hale, Maia KobabeKatie LonguaJorge PachecoAmber PadillaMary ShyneDenis St. JohnBryan StoneAdam and Makana Wallenta, and Thomas Yeates, plus author Jason Cooper.

Book signings by Raina Telgemeier are among other August 6, 2022 events at the museum.

A special happening is scheduled for August 15, 2022.

The Schulz Museum opened 20 years ago on this date! Celebrate with free ice cream cake from Cold Stone Creamery at Noon (while supplies last). The first 500 visitors will receive a free 20th anniversary Snoopy button!

 

In 1968, Charles M. Schulz introduced the first Black character to his famous comic strip; Franklin joined Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang.

Over the years, the low-key, friendly character was an inspiration to generations of Peanuts fans. Now, more than half a century later, Peanuts Worldwide has created The Armstrong Project in his honor to support up-and-coming Black writers, animators and cartoonists.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on The Armstrong Project.

“If Franklin had never been introduced to the Peanuts series, I can’t fathom how different my life would be,” said Hailey Cartwright, a 19-year-old student at Howard University, [an]other Armstrong Project recipient. “If he wasn’t there, in the direction I want to take my career, in animation, would I even have a chance? I just wonder.”

 

A reminder that next month the National Cartoonists Society will join in the celebration with a special panel at their Reubens Awards fete.

 

Sparky Talks! From the July – August 1994 issue of NCS’s The Cartoonist.



James Gauthier and the Hogan's Alley Facebook page.

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