Images of Innocence and Experience

Here are the post-apocalypse Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

Beloved cartoon characters are also affected by late capitalism, environmental disaster, Trump, Brexit etc    Superb artwork by MAX DUNBAR.

Beloved cartoon characters are also affected by late capitalism, environmental disaster, Trump, Brexit etc

Superb artwork by MAX DUNBAR.

Peanuts…the comic strip that was everywhere…sometimes funny…sometimes insightful…often bland…but always around and always a part of cultural language…good grief Charlie Brown…Snoop Doggy Dog…feisty Lucy…dreamer Linus…a little scruffy bird called Woodstock…the twenty-first century was bound to catch up with them sooner or later…Lucy is imprisoned in a Handmaid’s Tale dystopia…Linus was killed by an Israeli drone strike whilst working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Gaza…Woodstock died at Altamont.

John Cale in the song Things:

“I saw the way you looked at her, Charlie Brown, good grief!

She pulled you into the shadows and taught you how to love,

patted you on the head and gave you a shove…”.

Ted x