Pigpen Peanuts Strip
Photo by DJ Ashton courtesy of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa celebrated its 15th anniversary over the weekend. Reporter Steve Mencher dropped in before the party to visit one of his favorite Peanuts characters, subject of a new exhibition…

"Evolution of the Comic Strip"

Mar 8, 2014
Tom Vano, 1969 / Schulz Museum

  From hand-drawn original art to full-page digital reproduction, the process of creating and delivering comic strips has gone through some dramatic technical changes in recent years.

From the Pen to the Comic Pages;  Evolution of the Comic Strip is currently displayed in the upstairs gallery at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. Included are some rare metal plates used to print the strips from before the digital age. Below is an example, from February 25, 1976, along with the positive image it produced.