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    Charles Schulz - Peanuts Daily Comic Strip Original Art, dated 1-27-56 (United Feature Syndicate, 1956). Charlie Brown and Snoopy mix it up over who the top dogs are in the grand scheme of things, humans or canines. Charlie Brown is certainly right about one thing, though -- Snoopy is almost human! With Charlie Brown and Snoopy taking the spotlight in every panel of this superb daily, it's sure to be a prized showpiece for any original art collector! Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Saint Paul. He was the only child of Carl Schulz, who was German, and Dena, who was of Norwegian extraction. His uncle nicknamed him "Sparky" after the horse Spark Plug in the Barney Google comic strip. After leaving the army in 1945, Schulz returned to Minneapolis where he took a job as an art teacher at Art Instruction, Inc., from which he had taken correspondence courses before he was drafted. This particular piece was a gift to Lee S. Preston, former Vice President of Art Instruction, Inc. The dedication on this piece uses not his given name, but the nickname "Sparky" given to Mr. Schulz so many years ago by his uncle. Charles Schulz inscribed and signed the art in panel one, "For my very good friend Lee Preston, with kindly regards -- Sparky." Mr. Preston was the best friend of the consignor's father (a contributing writer to Art Instruction, Inc. textbooks) and the piece came to the consignor through inheritance. The image area of this strip measures approximately 27" x 5.5". Aside from a fold between panels two and three (as is typical with the early dailies), the art is in Excellent condition.

    More information about Charles Schulz, also known as Schulz, Charles, Charles Schulz, Schulz, Charles Monroe.

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    August, 2007
    2nd-4th Thursday-Saturday
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