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October 2010

What’s New · Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz

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For nearly 50 years, Charles Monroe Schulz entertained audiences from around the world with his “Peanuts” comic strip. With his endearing Peanuts characters, Schulz explored a broad range of emotions, from friendship and faith to tolerance and disappointment. Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz, an exhibit on view at the Main Library this holiday season, celebrates the cartoonist’s extraordinary life and describes his creative process and artistic focus.

The exhibit contains reproduction comic strips and preliminary sketches following the development of the characters who make up the unique world of Peanuts, quotes from Schulz about his art, and selected Peanuts collectibles from six decades.

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Tear sheets of comic strips by prominent cartoonists who influenced Schulz as a young artist contrast Schulz’s drawing style to the elaborately illustrated cartoons popular during the early twentieth century. These elements create an experience for visitors that will illuminate the story behind the creation of one of the most popular and influential cartoon strips of all time.

Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz will be on view from November 15th through January 30th, 2011 in the Main Library Atrium.

Charlie Brown Holiday Party

Celebrate the holidays like your favorite Peanuts characters! Visit the Main Library for holiday games, crafts, music and more! Don't forget to bring your camera to get your picture taken with Snoopy!

Saturday, December 4
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Main Libray Reading Garden Lounge

Thanks to…

This exhibit is organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, CA