And check out OUR NEWLY LISTED ITEMS. This is an original printed proof page for the classic newspaper comics strip Peanuts, by the legendary Charles M. Schultz legendary writer and artist of the Peanuts strip, and creator of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Pigpen, Schroeder, Marcie, Sally, Franklin, Rerun, etc. This proof sheet is for strips from the week of April 8 - 13, 1974. It includes 6 complete daily strips together on one sheet, and each strip has some classic Peanuts humor!The page measures approximately 8 1/2" by 14", and is on high-quality smooth coated stock (not newsprint paper). It is in very good overall condition, particularly for its age more than 40 years old! It has been folded across the middle (commonly done for syndicate proofs). There are not likely to be many surviving Peanuts proofs, which would of course make this piece fairly rare. It features fan favorite characters Charlie Brown, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, and Snoopy in multiple panels. And what makes this particularly special is that it also features Franklin, who I believe was the first African-American character in Peanuts, with some classic Peanuts humor.
This is a fantastic piece for the collection for a fan of the strip or the Peanuts cartoons, and would look great framed and prominently displayed. Please note that this is an authentic piece from the 1970's, not something made for a later reprint or collection book. We have been told there are reprint production art pieces being listed by other sellers that make them seem to be old and from original printings, even though they are not for example, older production art did not have the words on a separate sheet from the images. Those kinds of things were only done much more recently, using computer technology. We advise buyers to be careful, as there are disreputable sellers tricking many people into believing they are purchasing items that are older and more valuable than what they actually are.
Some sellers simply do not state their items are from reprints, while others make very long listings and put a tiny mention about reprints buried deep in the listing, and/or use a hard-to-read font color (like yellow) to prevent buyers from seeing this information. Unfortunately, everything else in the listing the title, pictures of the cover of the comic from the 1st printing, etc.This item is a genuine proof from the'70's, not something made for a reprint. Check out our other auctions for more great items. Check it out, you'll be glad you did! The item "PEANUTS 1974 ORIGINAL PRODUCTION ART PROOF PAGE SNOOPY, FRANKLIN CHARLES SCHULZ" is in sale since Monday, May 21, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Comics\Original Comic Art\Comic Strip Art". The seller is "satchj3" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.