PODCAST: A conversation with famed Peanuts artist Tom Everhart

Famed “Peanuts” artist Tom Everhart, who continued the work of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, joins the Florida Keys Weekly Podcast as he prepares for his show and appearances at Ocean Blue Galleries, 109 Duval St. in Key West on March 10 & 11. 

Everhart discuses his tutelage and enduring friendship with Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, who approved Everhart as the only artist legally authorized to use the cartoonist’s subject matter to create fine art. 

Everhart also recalls a conversation with Andy Warhol that persuaded him to seize the opportunity to work with Schulz, and reveals how his battle with — and victory over — stage 4 colon and liver cancer changed his perspective on art and life over 30 years ago. 

Britt Myers traded in a life of monetary success, a chiseled body and intellectual enlightenment for a piece of the pie of the Keys Weekly newspapers. He is also the proud parent of an incredible six-year-old and a sucker for Michael Mann movies and convenience store hot dogs.