Jeannie Schulz, Cartooning’s Ambassador

When “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles M. “Sparky” Schulz died in Santa Rosa in 2000, his wife of 27 years already was deeply involved in the world of cartooning.

Since then, Jeannie Schulz has emerged as an ambassador not only for her late husband’s work, but also for the art of cartooning worldwide.

“She’s one of the best friends any cartoonist can have. She has done so much for both individual cartoonists and the cartoon art form. Everybody knows that, and is grateful,” [Andrew] Farago said.

“The Schulz Museum has hosted more than 350 cartoonists over the past 20 years, through presentations, book signings and panel discussions,” he added.

Dan Taylor, for The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, profiles Jeannie Schulz.

On Sept. 15-16 in Kansas City, she will receive the highest honor the National Cartoonists Society can bestow on a non-cartoonist, the Silver T-Square.

“It’s for people who have contributed to the industry. It’s given to people outside the craft. I am looking forward to going,” she said.

More about Jeannie’s Silver T-Square Award.