Schulz Museum 15th Anniversary

This past weekend marked the Schulz Museum’s 15th Anniversary Celebration and it was a jam-packed-day full of super-star cartoonists in conversation, signing books, meeting fans, and paying tribute to the legacy of the master, Charles M. Schulz.

Another master of the cartoon arts, Jeff Smith, creator of BONE, RASL, and TUKI headlined the event and I was lucky enough to interview him about his work with fellow cartoonist, Paige Braddock.  It was a real treat to talk shop with one of my cartooning heroes and ask Jeff about his work crafting BONE, his approach to storytelling, and discovering which he preferred: pancakes or waffles (pancakes!).  It was a wide-ranging discussion.

Jeff, Paige, and me in our pre-talk warm-up pose. The Great Red Dragon from BONE presided over our shop talk.

At the end of the talk Jeff was awarded “The Sparky Award” by the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco, for his contribution to the field of cartooning. The award is named after Charles “Sparky” Schulz.

In between cartoonist talks there was a mini-comic-con in the Great Hall of the museum where close to twenty cartoonists shared their work with new and old fans alike and I met many new and excited KidB. readers!

The Geek Speak Show was on-hand during the day and interviewed me about the festivities…

At the end of the day, the cartoonists were invited to a tour of the Schulz Studio and a pizza party. It was great weekend of connecting with friends, making new ones, and celebrating the Schulz Museum!