This isn’t actually the next page of Persimmon, but the next several pages should go in sequence, so if I didn’t post this before them it would be a few weeks before I could. Also, it was much quicker to draw than the next Persimmon page, which I’m still working on, and it has Capitalist Pig in it so it technically fulfills my promise from Monday that the next strip would feature his return.
But either way, I wrote it a few days ago and it amused me so I wanted to do it. I was aware that the list of hot British celebrities I like seems to continue to grow and that it was mentioned in my last book, so I thought of talking about it, and the line, “But CHAUCER!” was one of those things that I can’t really explain why I find it funny, but I kind of cracked myself up when I wrote it. So, here it is. I’ve actually been to Canterbury before, so I can personally attest that there’s nothing there half as interesting as what I imagine to be going on underneath Tom Daley’s little Speedos.