Charles M. Schulz: Pop Culture in Peanuts
The fantastic new exhibition, “Charles M. Schultz: Pop Culture in Peanuts,” held at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, brings Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Lucy and Linus, Franklin, Pig Pen, Schroeder, and all the other Peanuts kids and critters, together once again where 70 original cartoons drawn by Schultz will be on display. The exhibit chronicles the influence of pop culture on this beloved comic strip during its 50 years of publication. Over the years, Schultz referenced everything from the space age, to the Vietnam War, to Harry Potter in his four panel comic strip that at its zenith had a readership of 355 million people in 75 countries. This very special exhibition runs from June 8 to September 1, 2013.
In conjunction with the “Charles M. Schultz: Pop Culture in Peanuts” exhibit is the Florida Comic Strip Challenge. Anyone age 5 and up can try their hand at creating a four panel comic strip that will be entered into the competition. Four entry categories include: Ages 5-10; Ages 11-17; Ages 18 and up; and Teams/Families. There will be three awardees in each category and a chance to have your original comic strip be on exhibition. Just enter before July 28, 2013 and who know, maybe you too can become a beloved cartoonist for 50 years just like Charles Schultz! For official entry rules visit: http://artandculturecenter.org/challenge