Large Original Signed Sketch of Peppermint Patty by Charles Schulz

  • Patty Swanson Signed Sketch by Charles M. Schulz.

Patty Swanson Signed Sketch by Charles M. Schulz.

Item Number: 36020

Large original signed sketch of Patty Swanson wearing a large pair of heels. Signed in the lower left by Charles Schulz. In very good  condition, with some wear to the fold edges. A uniquely massive sketch from the Peanuts creator, made all the more uncommon by the presence of Patty, who was featured in the very first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. The sketch measures  32 inches by 35 inches. The entire piece measures 38.5 inches by 42 inches. Rare and desirable.

Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulz' comic strip Peanuts. She is one of a small group in the strip who lives across town from Charlie Brown and his school friends. As the only female character in the strip's very earliest days, Patty often acted as a sort of hen, looking out for the younger characters; however, she also set the tone for the strong female characters in the Peanuts universe. In her (and the strip's) second appearance, Patty is shown walking down the sidewalk reciting "Little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice." She then punches Charlie Brown in the face and, without missing a beat, continues, "That's what little girls are made of!" Patty's name was first mentioned on October 26, 1950, 24 days after her first appearance. She was apparently the oldest child in the strip (possibly along with Violet and Shermy), as she attended school when Charlie Brown did not (strip of September 18, 1951). Eventually, she, along with Violet, became best known for their social snobbery and combined cruelty to Charlie Brown, although Violet was generally the more dominant of the two (thus Patty's role, in her later appearances, was reduced to that of a yes-girl). Patty is also known for asking "Pig-Pen" why he is constantly so dirty.