Friday, October 2, 2015

Bleak Peanuts

Of course, Peanuts was all about the psychological hang-ups of its characters, but usually this was expressed in a pretty humorous way. Sometimes, though, the veneer of humor didn't quite take, revealing the underlying bleakness. Here's an example, from November 1961:

I feel for Charlie Brown, here. I've been in this situation before. Not much of a joke in this one, is there?

I'll probably do some more of these strips in the future. Let's call this feature "Bleak Peanuts."

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