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Checkout: Schulz reworking layout of Peanuts panel
Mark Stokes has posted another gem – this time a copy of a Peanuts panel by Charles Schulz that reveals his original pencil work. You can see how often he rearranged Charlie Brown and Luci to get the composition where he wanted them.
Going through the process of developing a panel for a strip can be hard work. We make changes, scratch what we start and try again. Here’s a close-up of a Charles Schulz Peanuts daily from September 28, 1951, within its first year. Notice how Schulz redraws both Charlie Brown and Patty in different poses until he found just what he was looking for. Click on image below for a larger version.