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    Peanuts Early Character Illustrations by Charles Schulz (1953/1954). Historic early multi Peanuts character illustrations from the hand of Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz (1922 - 2000). Schulz is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited by cartoonists including Jim Davis and Matt Groening. Schulz's first group of regular cartoons was a weekly series of one-panel jokes called Lil' Folks in 1947. It was in Li'l Folks that Schulz first used the name Charlie Brown for a character, although he applied the name in four gags to three different boys as well as one buried in sand. In this extraordinary group of illustrations are eight classic Peanuts characters including: Snoopy with his early dog house and TV antenna (6" x 8"), Lucy (5" x 8"), Patty (6" x 8"), Good ol' Charlie Brown (5" x 8"), Schroeder at his piano (6" x 8"), Violet (6" x 8"), Shermy (5" x 8"), and Linus (5" x 8"). The artwork was rendered in pen and ink and gray wash on illustration paper. The eight pieces are in one frame of 33" x 24". Frame sold as-is. This artwork was used by the syndicate to advertise a Peanuts booklet that was made available in 1953/1954. The booklet was a premium for fans who would write to their local paper and send them a SASE and they would send you a book. Early Charles Schulz original artwork is highly prized by collectors and these are no exception. One of the most important early Schulz pieces that we have come across. A "must-have" for Schulz fans! This is some of the earliest known promotional artwork for Peanuts from the hand of Charles Schulz we have seen. Condition is Very Good.


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