In lieu of another Mural Monday this week I thought that I’d share a brief clip from one of cartooning’s most beloved creators, Charles “Sparky” Schulz. The clip, which comes from a previously unreleased documentary A Boy Named Charlie Brown (now available at the Schulz Museum Store), shows the creator illustrating one of the most famous member of the Peanuts gang (Charlie Brown) as he correlates how his emotions and insecurities affected the character.
We all need reassurance that some people really do like us. For example, when I’ve been beaten at a golf tournament or bridge game or maybe if I bowled a bad game on a particular night when I feel low, this is when I come home and really pour it on poor old Charlie Brown. This is when he really suffers the most, when I suffer the most.
Rondal Scott III is an illustrator and graphic designer who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and is a self-professed Twitter addict. He’s illustrated several independent children’s books and in 2009 his obsession with horror movies and pop culture inspired him to establish the Strange Kids Club, a virtual clubhouse for geeky, pop culture nostalgia.