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    Charles Schulz - Original Art for Peanuts Sunday dated 6-22-52 (United Feature Syndicate, 1952). Every condition-conscious collector's nightmare is vividly brought to life here as Good Ol' Charlie Brown destroys a whole rack of pre-code crime and horror comics. Oh, the agony! Schulz brings his pointed sense of humor to bear on the comics industry, making a point ("For the Kiddies", indeed) that Frederic Wertham would make a few years later, with epic results. An early Sunday (Peanuts made its syndicated debut a mere two years previously), this is a great example of Schulz's early work. The Charlie Brown featured here is an earlier version of the character, reminiscent of Schulz's L'il Folks characters from the late 1940s. This is one of the earliest examples of this landmark strip ever to be offered for public sale. Attractively framed and matted to an overall size of approximately 32" x 24.5", with an approximate image area of 22.5" x 15.25", the piece is in excellent condition. Signed by Shulz in the last panel, this is an exquisite example of a strip that has earned a prominent place in American cultural history.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2002
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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