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Celebrating Charlie Brown’s Birthday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum

For more photos and videos of Charlie, Snoopy and the gang, explore the Charles M. Schulz Museum location page.

Charlie Brown turned 64 this week, and the Charles M. Schulz Museum (@schulzmuseum) in Santa Rosa, California is the place where some of Snoopy’s greatest misadventures were drawn by the beloved illustrator. The museum sits on same property where Charles Schulz spent almost 30 years before he passed away in 2000.

"With comics in particular, the focus is often on telling stories about stories,” says Corry Kanzenberg, the museum’s curator, about its gallery spaces. "Our main exhibition right now is ‘Social Commentary’, which highlights topical issues in Peanuts.”

There are also nearly 100 original comic strips on display at the museum at any time—and this does not include the thousands of images used in the campus’ iconic mosaic, which depicts Charlie Brown running to kick a football held up by Lucy.

"He exercised a subtle balance of simplicity and depth in Peanuts,” says Corry. “Schulz’s comic strips resonate with fans through their uniquely funny approach to the human condition.”

Unfortunately, in all 17,887 comic strips created by Schulz, poor Charlie Brown was never successful in kicking that football.


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Geeking Out with Comic Book Sculptors @shiflettbros

For more photos of stunning creatures from the world of fantasy and comics, follow @shiflettbros on Instagram.

“Sculpt what you love” has been the life-long philosophy of artists Jarrod and Brandon Shiflett (@shiflettbros)—and the self-described “comic book nerds” are making their living doing just that.

“Jarrod and I started sculpting about 20 years ago because of a mutual love of comic books,” says Brandon. “We wanted to see our favorite comic book characters in three dimensions.”

The Texas brothers’ joint Instagram account showcases some of the most impressive pieces in their collection, ranging from favorite comics characters to many of their own fantastical creations.

"Comics are huge in scope, and we felt like they try to say some really profound things about the human struggle," says Jarrod. "These stories are modern day myths and legends for us."


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Breaking the Rules of the Comic Art World with @fionastaples

To see a first glimpse of Marvel’s new Thor cover — and for more amazing comic art—follow @fionastaples on Instagram. For general geekery and awesomeness from Comic-Con San Diego, check out the #SDCC hashtag.

Thor is becoming a woman—and Fiona Staples (@fionastaples) is the artist charged with bringing the iconic comic book hero to life on the cover of Marvel’s groundbreaking issue.

Fiona’s Instagram photos are a comic book fan’s dream, showcasing special teasers from cool, upcoming projects (like Thor), but the Alberta-born artist also uses her account to share beautiful in-progress sketches featuring well-known faces both within the comic world and beyond.

Fiona joins other artists at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014, a massive community event that is becoming more and more gender-inclusive every year. As a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry, Fiona considers herself an important advocate for well-developed female characters.

"I think comics have a bit of a reputation for tacky and exploitative images of women,” she says. “But that’s becoming a thing of the past.”