Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Snoopy and Woodstock

Who wouldn't enjoy living with this classic little ink drawing by Charles M. Schulz showing a restful Snoopy with Woodstock standing alongside his doghouse? I've shown similar drawings from the Butternut Bread advertising campaign in my longest post ever here, Indeed, this Butternut post is so dauntingly large that after almost two years I'm not close to finishing it. It also happens to be my most popular post, having been viewed more than 11,000 times, incomplete though it remains.

Anyway, there's no definite evidence right now that this drawing is from that advertising campaign; the seller, Bauman Rare Books, suggests that it could also have been created for a book jacket. For the time being, then, I'll give this image a separate home here, although I reserve the right to add it to the larger post if new information surfaces.

I believe few dealers would ask $8,000 for this although it is a pretty good size. Bauman Rare Books continues to get very high prices for its offerings, an advantage to having at the ready a clientele that is both discriminating and well off.

Charles M. Schulz, Snoopy and Woodstock
Sold by Bauman Rare Books for $8,000

Charles M. Schulz, Snoopy and Woodstock
Sold by Bauman Rare Books for $8,000



  1. I'd kill for a Schulz sketch! Just spent a lovely Sunday afternoon at the Schulz museum up north in Santa Rosa- it's always informing to see his original strips- they were HUGE! A lot of subtle penmanship was lost in reproduction.

    1. Schulz's work is simple and smart. The confounded thing is that his sketches were relatively inexpensive until recently.