Snoopy's best friend, Woodstock, the Peanuts character, was named after the Woodstock Music Festival. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, Sopwith Productions is releasing original art used in the making of the Peanuts cartoons! Read all about it here, and see the rare, great Woodstock production cels and drawings on offer!
CHARLIE BROWN, SNOOPY, & PEANUTS EXTRAVANGANZA!
My invitation to the big event!
I’m so incredibly excited that the 50th anniversary of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, which is being celebrated next week in LA, means that I get to go to LA and interview animators AND get first access to special art being pulled specially for the event.
That’s right. I am the FIRST gallery that gets to go in and choose art for my clients from what they’ve pulled from the archives for this event. How did that happen? I guess the Snoopy Puppy angels smiled on me. In any case, any of you folks– pals and clients of mine –who love Peanuts and remember the wonderful specials fondly interested in getting something rare and unusual, please contact me in the next few days!
A few great images from the cartoons…
I’ll be sending images and selecting art for all my clients on Tuesday June 23nd starting at 12:00 pm E.S.T, and can add you to the list of collectors to connect with that day.
What will be available? The rarest art is the key set-ups, which means the original art and backgrounds that belong together, from the specials many will recognize. There won’t be Christmas special pieces, but yes, there will be art from the late 1960s and some from one of my favorites, “Snoopy Come Home”. There will also be some spectacular layout and finished drawings. All I know is they’ve never done this before, so without a doubt they will be bringing out “the special stuff”. Generally the prices for these originals are between $500 and $5000 depending on what it is, how old it is, and how many characters are in it.
Also, the second of the limited editions being released based on A Charlie Brown Christmas is being released on Thursday at the celebration. None of us know what it looks like, but at only 65 in the edition, and the desire to represent the best scenes from the special, i’m sure it will be wonderful! There also may be some very sold out limited editions made available—who knows?!
One of the three pieces released as part of the Charlie Brown Christmas Special 50th Anniversary
I’m going to be doing some interviewing the studio insiders and animators about the historical scoop and personal experience behind these great animated favorites, and i’ll post on YouTube when i’m back.
Of course with the new Peanuts movie coming out, this is a perfect time to pick up some art, before a ton of new fans are made around the world, and a few old ones get reminded of how great these characters really are! (many of you know my story of the one piece of art I regret not getting was a Linus cel i’ve never seen anything like again..let’s not go through that again!)
I’m in a unique position here to actually get all the very best images available for people I am representing, so HAIL TO ALL PEANUTS FANS! Let’s get some awesome art!!
(Just a few of my favorite Charlie Brown specials!)