Jane and Skye’s turn at date night.
#tbt The peanutsstudio graphic novel team in 2012. From left to right: Nina Kester, Lex Fajardo, Vicki Scott, and myself. A great team :-)
Charles Schulz loved to draw rain.
Paige Braddock, Executive VP of the Peanuts Studio, was hired by Schulz (a.k.a Sparky)and tells this story. ”Sparky came in my office one day when he was working on a rain strip. He said something like, I wonder how many pen strokes it takes to create rain. I think I’ll count them. (I wish I could remember the actual number he came up with) but it’s not easy to create the illusion of rain in pen and ink while still allowing the images of the characters to be recognizable.”
Jane and Dorothy fight it out in this episode of Jane’s World.
There are many enduring relationships in the Peanuts universe. Here is a fun guide to the main characters and how they relate to each other.
When talking about Charlie Brown, Charles Schulz said, “He’s the backbone of the strip. No matter what happens, I still like to have it all come back around to him somehow.”
Thankful I got a chance to visit with Charlie Daniel, editorial cartoonist for the Knoxville News Sentinel, and one of my mentors.
Photos from my graphic novel workshop today at the University of Knoxville in Tennessee. Justin wisely brought donuts :-)
Some more photos from my visit yesterday to my alma mater, the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I gave a talk and attended a reception for the Jane’s World exhibit on display until 3/14.
Bonus: I was extra credit :-)
Having a great day at my alma mater, the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. I got to reconnect with the campus paper, The Daily Beacon. And I got to check out the Jane’s World exhibit! It’s a 20-year retrospective of the comic titled, “Jane’s World: Finding Her Voice.” It’s up through 3/14. Check it out if you can :-)
I’ll be giving a talk today at the school if you’re in the area at 7:30 pm EST. Hope to see you there! Click here for details.