Peanuts line workNovember 2nd, 2013 |
I visited the Charles Schulz museum in Santa Rosa CA for the first time recently and was somewhat shocked at the difference between the originals and comics reproduced in the paper. I hadn't known that Sparky drew his originals so LARGE! Roughly double the usual size a cartoonist uses for a strip. The better to see you with, my dear. And what was so very clear was his deft touch with pen and ink. Delightful variation of line. Truly enjoyable just to look at the execution of the artwork, independent of the gag. Here's a small example from the very early days:
What do you think?