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    Charles Schulz - Peanuts Sunday Comic Strip Original Art, dated 11-16-69 (United Features Syndicate, 1969). One of the great "wannabe" literary lions of the sixties and seventies -- Snoopy -- starts his latest novel off with the immortal opener, "It was a Dark and Stormy Night!" It seems Snoopy stole this line from Edward George Bulwer-Lytton's 1830 novel Paul Clifford. Perhaps inspired by Snoopy's efforts, beginning in 1982, the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored its own Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest -- a literary competition that challenges entrants to compose an opening sentence to "the worst of all possible novels." But how could anyone top Snoopy? While Snoopy may not be a great writer (yet), Charles Schulz certainly was. In America's Great Comic Strip Artists, comics historian Rick Marschall noted, "The lines of a cartoonist like Charles Schulz -- coming together to form a character, a spirit, an icon -- camouflage the impressive achievement of the cartoonist. He has been the dominant comic artist of his time, approximately forty years, which is almost half of comic-strip history." With a portrait of Snoopy in every panel, this Sunday is sure to delight any Peanuts fan. Charles Schulz inscribed and signed the strip in its first and second panels, "For Wally with friendship and much appreciation -- Sparky." The image area of this Sunday measures 22" x 15", and aside from some mild paper aging to the title stat, the art is in Excellent condition.

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    May, 2006
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