Bitstrips: How A Profane ‘peanuts’ Spoof Turned Into A Viral Comic Phenomenon

Bitstrips: How a profane

The concept for a mobile application that lets people turn their lives into comic strips took shape as a high school diversion more than 20 years ago. That’s when Jacob Blackstock drew a profane spoof of Charlie Brown and Lucy Van Pelt from the Peanuts comic strip and passed it to Shahan Panth, who sat behind him in 12th-grade English class. Even though a teacher reprimanded them for boorish behaviour, a snickering Panth encouraged Blackstock to continue expressing his irreverent take on life through comics. The two friends remained in touch after high school, often relying on comics as a way to communicate and needle each other.

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