Over the weekend, I mentioned my plan to ease my frustration with Kiyohiko Azuma’s Azumanga Daioh and its frequent lack of punchlines by replacing them with the last-panel gags from Charles Schulz’s immortal Peanuts.
For me, this is a win-win-win, as it combines the appealing characters of Azumanga with the familiar joke structure and–Linus Van Pelt’s theology lessons aside–reliable comedy of good ol’ Charlie Brown. Still, I can see how some fans of the original manga might take exception to my little sequential mash-up, so tonight, I’m offering up the following as proof that it can work both ways:
See? And now we can all be friends.