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Toon Talk: Peanuts Family Album


Everyone knows Charlie Brown and Snoopy, but did you know that Charles Schulz created more than 70 original characters for the Peanuts comic strip? Some became world-famous icons, but many...did not. Cartoon Art Museum curator Andrew Farago, author of The Complete Peanuts Family Album and a panel of special guests look back at some of their favorite forgotten Peanuts characters from Charlotte Braun and Shermy to Tapioca Pudding and Truffles and the Little Red-Haired Girl!

Featured guests for this presentation include Rachel Fellman, Jonathan Lemon, and Scott Nicol.

Advance tickets may be purchased through Guestlist.

$10 suggested donation

Rachel Fellman

Rachel Fellman was, until a few days ago, an archivist at the Charles M. Schulz Museum; she is now with the California Historical Society. In addition to putting things in tidy folders, Rachel is also a fantasy novelist (The Breath of the Sun). Her favorite obscure Peanuts characters are Truffles and 555 95472.

Jonathan Lemon

Jonathan Lemon is a syndicated cartoonist with Andrews McMeel Syndication. He draws the comic strip Alley Oop which has been running in newspapers since 1934. A former award-winning musician and stand-up comedian, his other daily comic strip, Rabbits Against Magic, has been nominated for two Silver Reuben awards. Lemon’s political cartoons have appeared in The Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News, and San Francisco Chronicle. He has been active in the San Francisco Bay Area cartooning community since 1992 teaching workshops in schools and at the Alternative Press Expo and volunteering at the Cartoon Art Museum where his work has been exhibited. Lemon was the cartoonist-in-residence at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in 2010 and was one of the featured artists in the book Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz. He was also one of the cartoonists contributing to the Team Cul-De-Sac book, which benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation to support Parkinson’s Disease research. He is a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists and the National Cartoonist’s Society. Lemon was born in Watford, England and has lived in the United States for over 25 years.

Scott Nicol

Scott Nicol lives and works in the Bay Area, and has been a cartoon educator for over 30 years. He was honored as one of America’s outstanding teachers by the Disney Channel, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Teaching. Nicol is the creator of Healthy Hare, and is a proud winner of the Presidential Fitness Award. He is also a longtime member of the National Cartoonist Society, and his membership in the NCS was sponsored by cartooning legends Charles Schulz and Morrie Turner.

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