Tom Everhart was introduced to cartoonist Charles M. Schulz at Schulz’s studios in Santa Rosa, California. Impressed with Schulz’s line, Everhart was able to reproduce the line art almost exactly, which in turn impressed Schulz at their meeting.

Charles Schulz and United Media drafted a legal agreement to allow Tom Everhart to use visual subject matter from Schulz’s Peanuts strip in his art for “the term of his life.” Today, Everhart is the only fine artist educated directly by Schulz, and he continues to use the visual subject matter from Schulz’s distinctive visual language to create his art.