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August 16, 2005

Schulz Estate Funds CCS Library

Received this earlier today, and it sounds great for all parties involved:
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Ollie
(802) 295-3319


(White River Junction, VT) The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) announces the opening of The Schulz Library. The Library will be located in the old fire house (58 Bridge Street) that is also the home of White River Junction's Main Street Museum. Jean Schulz, Charles Schulz widow and director of the Schulz Foundation, provided the funding to get the library up and running.

"Sparky said frequently that there were no child genius cartoonists. He pointed out that it required a certain age and maturity to be able to reflect on the humor in life. He also felt it was important to learn to draw things properly before one can cartoon them. I hope that The Schulz Library within The Center for Cartoon Studies will help to provide the commitment to the craft and the history which will inspire the next generation of cartoonists," said Jean Schulz.

The Schulz Library will hold The Center for Cartoon Studies impressive collection of graphic novels, comics, and related ephemera and will be a critical research center for CCS students and its faculty.

"There is no cartoonist I hold in higher esteem than Charles M. Schulz. CCS is committed to carry on Sparky's dedication to the craft, history, and dignity of cartooning," said CCS director James Sturm

CCS incoming students, interns, and staff have already begun the immense task of organizing and cataloging the Library. The Center continues to receive donated books from publishers, cartoonists, and school supporters.

CHARLES M. SCHULZ, creator of the comic strip Peanuts, is the most widely syndicated cartoonist in history, with his work appearing in over 2,300 newspapers. He has published more than 1,400 books, won Peabody and Emmy awards for his animated specials, and is responsible for the most-produced musical in the American theatre, "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown".

THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES, offering one and two-year courses of study, is designed for a small group of dedicated highly creative students with a passion and appreciation for graphic novels, storytelling, writing, comics, and design. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers will teach classes. The school is located in downtown White River Junction, Vermont in the historic Colodny Surprise Department Store building.

The Center for Cartoon Studies, PO Box 125, White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 295-3319 *

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