By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, July 25th, 2011 12:00 PM CST
What began as a simple cartoon in the comic section of the 1950’s Sunday papers across the country, turned into a lasting relationship with children, adults and the American culture. Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Charlie and the whole gang have grown with affection in our lives and generations continue to pass that love down to the next generation.
Just in time for Back to School B&J Gallery in Bowling Green is offering a great deal on Peanuts prints from Tom Everhart. Artist Tom Everhart Peanuts Posters regularly are $35. But, now they are only $15! Several to choose from and all posters are 24×36. Unfamiliar with Tom Everhart:
In 1980, Tom Everhart was introduced to cartoonist Charles M. Schulz at Schulz’s studios in Santa Rosa, California. A few weeks prior to their meeting, Everhart, having absolutely no education in cartooning, found himself involved in a freelance project that required him to draw and present Peanuts renderings to Schulz’s studios. Preparing as he would the drawings and studies for his large-scale nature related paintings; he blew up some of the cartoonist’s strips on a twenty-five foot wall in his studio for closer examination. Schulz’s painterly pen strokes, now larger than life, translated into painterly brush strokes and was now a language that overwhelmingly connected to Everhart’s own form of expression and communication. Completely impressed with Schulz’s line, he was able to reproduce the line art almost exactly, which in turn impressed Schulz at their meeting. It was directly at this time that Everhart confirmed his obsession with Schulz’s line art style and their ongoing friendship.