Friday, October 02, 2020

Happy 70th Birthday, Peanuts!


Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip debuted in a handful of newspapers 70 years ago today. One of the primary selling factors in the syndicate's pitch was that the strip could be run as one long series of panels, or stacked 2X2 like above, or run vertically! Oh, yeah, and then there's the little kids talking like adults thing and Snoopy and all that ....

There will be a virtual celebration on Saturday:

Join the Schulz Museum as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Peanuts comic strip with a live conversation between Charles Schulz’s widow, Jean Schulz, and cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine and Timmy Failure. Schulz and Pastis will share favorite stories and look back on Charles Schulz’s legacy and impact—personal and professional—while reflecting on what makes Peanuts so resonant 70 years after its first appearance. Viewers will have an opportunity to submit questions during the program for a brief Q&A with Schulz and Pastis following their talk. Event meets online on via Zoom Saturday, October 3, 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Pacific Time/PT). Register here.

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