Inspired by a 1986 Smiths gig poster that features a ponderous Charlie Brown, Bay Area graphic designer Lauren LoPrete decided to see what would happen if she combined other Morrissey-penned lyrics with random panels from Peanuts comic strips.

The result — This Charming Charlie — is the sort of existential genius that stands proudly alongside such predecessors as Garfield Minus Garfield and the Nietzsche Family Circus.

[H/T: Reddit via Laughing Squid, screengrabs via Tumblr]