Camera-ready comic art drawing for Peanuts

Camera-ready comic art drawing for Peanuts

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Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing prepared for the Peanuts comic strip shows Lucy pulling the football away just as Charlie Brown tries to kick it.
Charles Monroe Schulz (1922-2000) started the weekly single-panel humor series Li'l Folks shortly after World War II. The series included and introduced Schulz's characters, Charlie Brown and a Snoopy-like dog. Peanuts, a revised version of the same strip, was debuted in 1950. Schulz drew the strip for the length of its run.
Peanuts (1950-2000) debuted after a revision of a similar strip Li'l Folks. During the course of its run the strip ran internationally with its universally recognizable characters Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, and others. One of the strip's more popular story lines involved Charlie Brown trying to kick a football, and Lucy pulling it away at the last minute. Peanuts was adapted into various media, including comic books, commercial animations, feature films, television specials (such as A Charlie Brown Christmas) and the Broadway musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, which had a five-year run in the 1960s.
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drawing; Pen and Ink
date made
graphic artist
Schulz, Charles M.
United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 42.1 cm x 61 cm; 16 9/16 in x 24 in
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Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
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National Museum of American History
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