Tom Whalen is a man on a mission. His mission is to share his love of nostalgia with the masses. This time out he has once again teamed with Dark Hall Mansion to release their first ever Officially licensed Peanuts print for the Thanksgiving classic, Charles M. Schulz’ “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”
On sale next Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM PST, D.H.M. wants to make sure you get a little more than just toast, pretzels, jellybeans and popcorn for this Thanksgiving. Building on Tom’s two brilliant sold out releases from 2011, Great Pumpkin (Seen above) and Charlie Brown, Christmas, (Seen Below) this is D.H.M. first release for “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving“. Tom has outdone himself with one of his most charming works of art to date.
A lot of things really rocked about the ’70s, not the least of which was having Charlie, Snoopy and the whole gang over every year at Thanksgiving time on TV!! Old friends dropping by, their arrival on TV meant you were in the home stretch and the holidays were now truly going into full swing! Everyone sat on the couch and you could hear a pin drop as we all sat in rapt awe of Shultz’s epic yarns.
We think you’ll agree Tom’s art reveals just how excited he was to finally be able to showcase Snoopy and Woodstock as well as bring you old friends like Franklin, Marcie and the legendary Peppermint Patty, whose Thanksgiving rant paved the way for a gently touching reminder and prayer from Linus that helps us all remember just what the true meaning of giving thanks and being together is all about.
Tom’s artwork is all warm Fall tones, falling leaves, comforted smiles, ’70s touches, including those classic ’70s chairs, most notably with a special appearance by a certain folding chair that had the audacity to take on Snoopy earlier in this Thanksgiving classic, a little nest for beloved Woodstock, and a backyard feast like no other. Tom’s work completely capture the essences of Schulz’s classic story that still holds up decades after its initial release.
His Variant print maintains that Thanksgiving spirit while punching up the colors for a little injection of fun and color craziness.
So please remember to make time for family, friends and loved ones this Fall, and sit down with Peanuts, old friends that remind us all just how human we all are, how much more we all share in common than differences, and let Bill Melendez’ brilliant direction (see his overdue credit on this poster!) and Vince Guaraldi’s masterful score and too cool jazz whisk you away reminding you what truly matters.
Here is what Tom had to say about the project:
“Growing up, “great pumpkin” and “christmas” we annual staples, but for some unknown reason, i never saw the entire thanksgiving special (i recently rectified this). i can say for certain that my kids will never lead the sheltered childhood that i did, as i already have it in heavy holiday rotation for my son. as withall of the peanuts specials, it’s a heartwarming slice of americana and i’m glad i finally discovered it, if just a tad late.”
All editions are 18″ x 24,” strictly limited, numbered, and hand-pulled
screenprints by the good folks at DL Screenprinting with Editions as follows:
Standard: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Edition of 300)
Variant: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Edition 50)
And a very select special Wood Edition of just 15 of each
style-Standard or Variant artwork-printed on 18″ x 24″ Maple wood:
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Standard artwork) on Maple wood
(Edition of 15)
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (Variant artwork) on Maple wood
(Edition of 15)
Wood Editions: $250
All Editions on sale next Tuesday, Oct, 2, 2012 at Dark Hall Mansion
They’ll go on sale on their dedicated Store page at precisely 9:30 AM PST
(Thanks Tom, these Peanuts prints are very special.)