An exhibit focusing on “Peanuts” comic books will run from this Wednesday through Nov. 28 at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif.
Schulz’s characters appeared in about 150 comic-book issues from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. The cartoonist allowed no one else to write and draw his syndicated comic strip, but the comic-book material was handled by creators such as Jim Sasseville and Dale Hale.
“Everything was generally okay, except he’d make corrections on Charlies Brown’s head,” recalled Hale. “The only person who can do Charlie Brown’s head is Sparky.”
The late Schulz — who was called “Sparky” by his friends — still appears in newspapers via “Peanuts” reruns distributed by United Feature Syndicate.