A comic by Tom Gauld.
Published on The Guardian’s website on 24 September 2016.
On Saturday 14 May, you can buy my book When the last story is told at the Comica Comiket in London! It’ll be available at the Lines of Enquiry table, manned by Dave Crane and Simon Russell.
Lines of Enquiry is a recent cooperation between Crane, Russell, Gareth Hopkins, Simon Moreton and myself, joining our efforts to promote each other’s fringe comics at a wider range of festivals than we would be able to individually. Watch this space for more Lines of Enquiry appearances!
So now we know what became of Charles Schulz’ antihero in adult life: more bleakly pointless than anything Chris Ware could think up, he works the undignified virtual treadmill of the unsolicited email advertiser. Fitting perhaps, but disheartening.
Just think how everytime an email sales pitch goes out, he must recognise the vain hope he used to feel, running towards Lucy and that football…
The B key on my laptop is falling off, and each time I type “about” it turns out as French for “August”. That’ll add a bit of class to this blog post I’m writing.