Official Press Release
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Beverly Gherman as she discusses and signs copies of her new book Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz. Her all-ages biography presents an insightful look into the life and career of one of the most beloved cartoonists of all time. The museum bookstore will host Gherman from 1:00-3:00pm on Saturday, October 9, 2010.
About Beverly Gherman:
Beverly Gherman has written biographies about authors, dancers, presidents, scientists and, of course, artists. Her engaging child-accessible style has won her many fans and many awards, including a California Library Beatty Award, a Booklist Editor’s Choice, an SCBWI Golden Kite Honor, a Smithsonian Notable Book, and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Ms. Gherman lives in San Francisco.
As the artist behind the beloved Peanuts comic strip for more than 50 years, Charles Schulz-arguably the most famous cartoonist in the world-created a colorful cast of characters that continues to bring humor and comfort to millions of readers. In this distinctively designed yet highly accessible book, renowned children’s biographer Beverly Gherman traces both the life events that shaped Schulz’s art and the various ways in which art influenced his life in return. Acclaimed by artists ranging from Andrew Wyeth to Mo Willems, the artistic elements of Schulz’s work are brought to life in a colorful layout and thoroughly explored in an enchanting text that will draw in even the most reluctant readers.