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Faceless Charlie Brown Mural By Jerkface

charlie brown jerkface mural photo by gail worley
All Photos by Gail

As the Covid Life moves into its sixth month, my daily walks occasionally lead to the ‘discovery’ of not-so-new street art that’s two blocks from my apartment. Just being serious. Recently, I became acquainted with this monumental mural that takes up the entire side of a five-story apartment building, and features a sea of innumerable faceless Charlie Browns. The centermost Charlie stands atop a pitcher’s mound, gloved up and waiting for . . . what, exactly? 2020 to end? Aren’t we all.

charlie brown jerkface mural photo by gail worley

The artist is the very famous Jerkface, whose work is recognizable for using well-known cartoon characters, but with a twist, relying on the 1st Amendment to avoid copyright claims.

charlie brown jerkface mural photo by gail worley

The mural was completed in October of 2014 and, despite significant fading of the once vibrant yellow and green paint, it still looks pretty good after six years of exposure to the elements. Charlie and his faceless clones adorn the eastern exposure of Icon Realty-owned 402 E. 12th Street (just east of 1st Avenue) and overlook a street hockey court just adjacent to the Lower East Side Playground.

charlie brown jerkface mural photo by gail worley

When the playground is open, you can snap a pic like this through the chainlink fence.

charlie brown jerkface mural photo by gail worley

charlie brown jerkface mural photo by gail worley

Play Ball!

Tom Everhart’s I Got Ants in My Pants and I Need to Dance at AFA Gallery

Snoopy Dervish
All Photos By Gail

Charles Schulz, creator of the classic Peanuts comic strip, may be long gone, but his beloved characters live on! Just this past weekend, a new Peanuts Movie opened nationwide, while at a gallery in Soho, artist Tom Everhart, world-renowned for his Charles Schulz-inspired paintings of the Peanuts universe, launched his latest collection, entitled I Got Ants In My Pants, And I Need To Dance.

Purple Snoopy

I Got Ants in My Pants sees Charlie Brown’s imaginative pet beagle Snoopy transformed into a whirling Dervish of motion, as Everhart adds bold splatters of brightly colored paint to simple sketches of Snoopy, who is lost in his own ecstatic dance moves.

Snoopy Dancing Green

Woodstock
Woodstock

Although Snoopy is a definite focal point of Everhart’s paintings, several of the other characters make appearances as well.

5 Snoopy and 1 Linus
Five Snoopys and One Linus

Peppermint Patty
Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown

While Schulz was still living, he and Everhart enjoyed both a personal friendship and an artistic relationship greatly valued by both. The two artists painted alongside each other, developing a mutual respect so powerful that Schulz encouraged Everhart to carry forward his comic strip creations to the fine art form – with very fun results that are faithful to the spirit of Schulz’s characters.

Yellow Snoopy

Four Snoopys

Everhart was even brought in during the very first few days of the making of the Peanuts Movie by Blue Sky Studios in New York to share his knowledge of Schulz’s art with the full creative team.

Shouting Snoopy

I Got Ants In My Pants is a Family-friendly exhibit, and the art is priced to own.

I Got Ants In My Pants, And I Need To Dance Paintings By Tom Everhart will be on Exhibit through December 1st, 2015 at AFA Gallery, Located at 54 Greene Street (Corner of Broome) in Soho, NYC.

Gallery View
Fans and Collectors at Saturday’s Opening Reception at AFA Gallery

AFA Storefront

Musical Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree

Good Grief! This charming replica of Charlie Brown’s iconic Christmas Tree plays the Peanuts theme song! Christmas!

Details!

  • Leave it Bare or Dress It Up (A single Red Christmas Ornament is included)
  • Height: 24″
  • Requires 2x AAA Batteries (not included)
  • Minor Assembly Required

Sale Priced for the Holidaze at just $34.95! Click This Link to own it for yourself!

Bob Dylan’s 30th Birthday Commemorated in Peanuts Cartoon


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On This Date, May 24th, in 1971: Bob Dylan’s 30th Birthday was commemorated with a Peanuts comic strip commenting on the event. Happy Birthday, Bob!

Wanna See Something Really Scary?

Devil and Charlie Brown
Gail Rehearses for Her Upcoming Role in Welcome To Hell, Charlie Brown!

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