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A visit to the Charles M. Schulz museum in Santa Rosa offers an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the creative process in the production of artistic masterworks, the comic strip “Peanuts” being one such example.
At the end of the artists’ life on February 12, 2000, “Peanuts” was carried by more than 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries and read by some 300 million people. It had been going for five decades. Robert Thompson, a scholar of popular culture, called it “arguably the longest story told by a single artist in human history”.
Starting in the late 1940s, and anchored by Charlie Brown’s emotional struggles, Schulz increasingly addressed issues of depression, anxiety, and OCD. He was almost alone in addressing these issues in children and to children. It is clear he knew what he was talking about from deep personal experience.
“I think anybody who is writing finds he puts a little bit of himself in all of the characters, at least in this kind of a strip. It’s the only way that you can survive when you have to do something every day. You have to put yourself, all of your thoughts, all of your observations and everything you know into the strip.”
– Charles M. Schulz, 1984
The ice rink may be open to the public at the time of our visit. If interested, check Snoopy's Home Ice - The Redwood Empire Ice Arena https://www.snoopyshomeice.com
Cost: $20 ($12 of that for scholarships)
Group size: Maximum 40
Parking: readily available