Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Snoopy, Charles Schulz, and Me

I've been keeping a bit of good news under my hat for awhile, but I can officially unveil it now!

My article on Charles Schulz, the creator of Peanuts and Snoopy, appears in the December 2012 issue of America in WWII magazine. Schulz served in World War II, a fact not many know. The article also includes several Snoopy comics.

It was an absolute honor and pleasure to write this article. As you may have guessed, I am a huge Snoopy collector, having amassed quite a few items in the past ten years. I love the Peanuts comics and find in them  subtle wit and humor that reflects Schulz himself. To be able to write about the life of such a humble, talented man was incredible.

It's on newsstands now!

21 comments:

  1. Interesting! I like that.

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  2. I'm super excited for you. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Gail! I am, too. =D

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  3. How cool! Way to go!

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  4. Wonderful!! That is awesome!

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    1. Thanks, J.T.! I'm pretty excited.

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  6. Oh wow! Congratulations, that's fantastic news!

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  7. Melissa-just like the other two articles you wrote for this magazine, this one was so well done too! I loved it, and all of the photos too! Call me proud:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Valerie!

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  8. I never knew he served in WWII! I learn such great things from you here and on Pinterest! How very exciting for you, especially being such a Snoopy fan! Here in Minnesota, Snoopy and the gang are highly regarded. I use to love going to the Mall of America where, up until 2006, they had the Camp Snoopy amusement park. On the next trip into Barnes & Noble’s I’ll have to pick up a copy!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! Hope you enjoy the article.

      We went to Kansas City's Worlds of Fun last summer and I went nuts at Planet Snoopy - the store with all of the Peanuts stuff was incredible. I was like a kid in a candy shop!

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  9. Big congrats! We drove through Santa Rosa during summer, saw signs for Mr. Schulz, so cool. :)))

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I really want to visit the Schulz Museum someday. :)

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  10. Huge congratulations, Melissa! How fun when you get to write about something that has so much personal meaning. Must make it all the sweeter!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! Oh, I can't even begin to tell you how honored I was to write this story. I felt like I connected with Schulz and understood him better through all the research I did.

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  11. Excellent article, Melissa! And I love the comics you've posted on FB. They're so clever!

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