deutsche Versionfrom 3.-6.June 2010

Happy Birtday, Charlie Brown!
60 years of Peanuts
3 to 6 June 2010
Opening hours: Thu noon–7 p.m., Fri/Sat 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Rathaus, Bürgermeistergang (1. Stock)

It is 2 October 1950. The 27-year-old Charles Schulz is standing in front of a news-stand in the city centre of Minneapolis, Minnesota that also carries newspapers from other cities. He is holding the “Minneapolis Tribune” with his first “Peanuts” strip and asking the news agent whether he has any other papers with “Peanuts”. He said: “No.” “And I don’t have any with popcorn.” That was 60 years ago. And the new comic strip that only debuted in seven newspa-pers became the most successful comic series of all time. Much more surprising is the continuously high level and technical brilliance with which Schulz drew his strip for almost 50 years. Over the years he created 17,897 strips, 15,391 weekday strips and 2,506 coloured Sunday pages. And every line is by Schulz, he didn’t even have help with the lettering – an accomplishment without parallel! The exhibition “Happy Birthday, Charlie Brown!“ tells the „Peanuts“ story from the beginning.
Andreas C. Knigge

An exhibition by the Erlangen International Comic Salon and Carlsen Comics, Hamburg. Curator: Andreas C. Knigge



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Drawn from Life
German newspaper strips today
Six Artists - One Author
Graphic Novels by Peer Meter, drawn by Barbara Yelin, Isabel Kreitz, David von Bassewitz, Gerda Raidt, Nicola Maier-Reimer and Julia Briemle
Cosmos and Comic
The universal Mythologist Jens Harder
The minimalist variations of Nicolas Mahler
Everything is going to be ok again!
Comic as Concept - Oliver Grajewski is Tigerboy
Aspects of the Everyday
The artist and scenarist Pascal Rabaté
60 years of comic Adventures
Happy Birtday, Charlie Brown!
60 years of Peanuts
Draw, stranger!
The continuing faszination of the western
In Nature’s great breath
Derib’s and Job’s magical western series “Yakari“
Eroticism and Adventures
New work by Milo Manara
And the word became image
About comics and religion
Grenzgebiete - drüben!
Childhood memories between East and West Germany
Otherness in text and image
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Manga as
Graduate Students of Kyoto Seika University introduce themselves
Jakob - a comic fairy tale
A graduate project at the Film Academy Baden-Würtemberg
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Autobiographical Comic Blogs from Germany
cinearte - cinecomic
Stories in Images
Artistic comics and cartoons
The Comic Saloon at the Kunstmuseum Erlangen
The last living person ... Tomorrow!
24th and 25th Comic Artists Seminar 2009 and 2010
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The dream of having your own horse
Tonto – Granulat 6/10
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World Wide Fund for Nature WWF
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The best work by Munich's comic artists - Live and in colour!
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3D cartoons by Anjo Haase