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ToonSeum kicks off National Cartoonists Society Conference in Pittsburgh with award to Jean Schulz

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

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The ToonSeum and the National Cartoonists Society got together tonight with a VIP event to kick off the Pittsburgh convention, the launch of a weekend that includes the Pittsburgh Cartoon Arts Festival on Sunday. As part of the gathering, ToonSeum leader Joe Wos honored Jeannie Schulz (above), widow of "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz, with the ToonSeum's Nemo Award for her support of cartooning and exhibitions like the one now at the Pittsburgh museum -- the first ever showing of original works by all 66 Reuben Award winners as Cartoonist of the Year.

The works on display include a couple of original "Calvin & Hobbes" cartoons like the one below, a gift by the reclusive cartoonist to Charles Schulz.

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