Peanuts/Mad comic art comes to Heritage Auctions in August


2015-06-26 13:46:41


Peanuts/Mad comic art comes to Heritage Auctions in August

A comic strip by Charles Schulz features Peanuts' Charlie Brown with Mad's Alfred E Neuman

Two comic worlds collide on August 7-9 in Dallas, as Heritage Auctions offers a comic strip featuring both Peanuts' Charlie Brown and Mad magazine's Alfred E Neuman.

Peanuts and Mad magazine are both hugely important to the development of comic art, with this piece combining both

Created by Peanuts illustrator Charles Schulz, the comic strip is warmly inscribed to Mad editor Al Feldstein and arrives from his personal collection. It comes complete with the original envelopes from Schulz to Feldstein from 1973.

Charles Schulz (1922-2000) is hugely collectible as the creator of the most widely-read comic in history, with Peanuts appearing in over 2,000 newspapers worldwide.

The combination of his central character, Charlie Brown, with the unforgettable Mad mascot, Alfred E Neuman, is sure to drive collectors to offer huge bids come sale day.

The strip sees Charlie Brown apprehensively waiting for the sun to rise, but he is instead greeted by the head of Neuman along with his catchphrase "What! Me Worry?"

See our selection of Charles Schulz artwork for sale.

Crumb's artwork, which was hugely popular with the 1960s counterculture, has seen a resurgence in recent months

Also featuring in the sale is the cover of Carload o' Comics by counterculture artist Robert Crumb, whose work is gaining popularity among collectors following Heritage'sZap Comix auction earlier this year.

Crumb createdthe present piece in 1976 for hisfirst anthology.It features his best-loved characters.

As Heritage states: "Robert Crumb original artwork is hotter than hot right now, with every collector searching for that quintessential R. Crumb piece to feature as the cornerstone of their collection. Well, look no further -- your Underground Comix masterpiece has arrived!"

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