McClatchy interviews Jean Schulz. There were a couple of terrific surprises in the conversation. First, Jean Schulz has a blog.
And there's some wonderful insight into how her marriage with Charles Schulz worked.
Jean Schulz on Charles Schulz:
He was a very curious man. He was a very hard worker and, obviously, he was extremely creative. His creativity had its own twist. He saw a side of things that most of us can’t see. … If you read his comic strips, they are not the obvious jokes. There is always a twist at the end that makes it “Peanuts.”
On their relationship:
Q. Who was your favorite “Peanuts” character? Were you the inspiration for any strips?The entire interview is here.
A. I don’t really have a favorite. I used to call Sparky my “sweet babboo,” and pretty soon, I noticed it in the comic strip. Sally calls Linus her “sweet babboo,” but she is not necessarily my favorite. I like them all for the humor they bring.