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Peanuts Day at the Press Democrat – Free Content

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat features a special Peanuts section today celebrating the 100th birthday of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. An added bonus for those of us not in the PD’s hard copy distribution area is they are making it accessible online for free today.

Added bonus: every article has a slideshow.

Among the articles found online are …

A Timeline of Charles Schulz’s Life

On Nov. 26, Charles Monroe Schulz is born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Shortly after his birth, an uncle of his gives him the nickname “Sparky,” inspired by the horse in a cartoon of the time, “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith.” The nickname stuck with Schulz for life.

 

In his words: Memorable Charles Schulz quotes

Here are some of his noteworthy words on cartooning, the characters he created and other philosophical thoughts he often shared.

 

The ‘Peanuts’ gang is all here

Meet the characters and learn a little about their journey in Charles Schulz’s comic strip.

 

Notable quotes on Charles Schulz and “Peanuts”

Cher, U.S. presidents and cartoonists share thoughts on Charles Schulz’s work and impact on the art community.

The life and legacy of Charles M. Schulz

Friends, family and fans share the impact the cartoonist had on Sonoma County and beyond.

 

All about Schulz

60 key moments in the life of the “Peanuts” cartoonist.

 

Jean Schulz helps keep the ‘Peanuts’ legacy alive

For the centennial of Charles Schulz’s birth on Nov. 26, Jean Schulz reflected on her role in helping preserve and remember one of America’s pop-culture treasures.

 

When it comes to Snoopy all systems have always been go

T-shirts, briefcases, sweatshirts, stuffed toys and all the Snoopy stuff that defined my childhood — and much more.

 

Schulz’s Franklin opened the door to more inclusive ‘Peanuts’

For the first 18 years of the “Peanuts” comic strip — from 1950 until 1968 — all the characters looked mostly the same: They were all white kids.

Then, with the nation battling civil unrest, a cartoon boy named Franklin changed everything.

Cartoonist Steve Benson honors Charles Schulz with birthday sketch

Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Steve Benson … has a deep and abiding love for all things “Peanuts.”

 

Peanuts business empire looks to grow with Apple, other deals for a new generation of fans

Peanuts Worldwide did approximately $2.5 billion in retail sales last year.

 

Food in the funny pages

When I learned The Press Democrat was working on this special section to celebrate what would have been Charles Schulz’s 100th birthday, I immediately pulled out two vintage “Peanuts” cookbooks I picked up at a yard sale a few years ago.

 

How legendary ‘Peanuts’ creator inspired Santa Rosa cartoonist Stephan Pastis

As Sonoma County and legions of “Peanuts” fans worldwide prepare to celebrate the 100th birthday of Charles Schulz on Saturday, another accomplished local cartoonist is heaping praise on the artistic father of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and their backyard friends.

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#1 Mary McNeil
November/24/2022
@ 5:21 pm

A great tribute. But some of us who “grew up” with the Peanuts kids are sorry that “Original Patty” – Violet Gray – and Shermy weren’t included in the list of characters. AND they spelled “Schroeder” wrong…but there has been a long history of the local papers spelling “Schulz” wrong in the strip’s byline.

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