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Jean Schulz profiled in SF Chronicle
Charles M. Schulz widow, Jean Schulz, is profiled and interviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle regarding her life after her husband’s death and her role in tending to Sparky’s legacy.
Q: Ten years after he passed, are you still learning new things about your husband?
A: Absolutely. I was always doing my own things. He liked encouragement and support, but not someone meddling in details. Now I’m condemned to relive all these things over and over again, because I didn’t learn it the first time. When he was alive, we were taking it all for granted – you saw a funny strip and you knew another one was coming out tomorrow. And you didn’t pay attention to how today’s might fit into his body of work. Now we go back and find things, and I read strips and it’s like I’ve never seen them.
I don’t want to say the last 10 years have been an awakening, because I always felt that he was a genius. But the last 10 years have been a really wonderful experience for me. And without me realizing it, this museum has been the forum for me to explore all these things.