How does one make traditional Peanuts comic strips appear louder than bombs? By taking a picture that wasn’t drawn vulgar and re-narrating it with Smiths lyrics. On the new tumblr This Charming Charlie, Bay Area graphic designer Lauren LoPrete has given new — albeit slightly drab — life to Charlie Brown’s Peanuts gang by adding Morrissey’s lyrical wit and wisdom to Charles Schulz’s timeless illustrations. Charlie, it was really nothing.
The connection between Charlie Brown and Morrissey seems obvious, but it’s some of the Snoopy strips that really send the message home, especially his take of “Half A Person.” Poor pup has spent six… long… years… chasing someone else’s tail. Le sigh.