Charles ‘Chuck’ Nichols went on to become a minor celebrity in Seaford, Delaware years later after starring in a half dozen ads as the ‘Wire Tyrant’, a local wire fencing company’s attempt to compete with their competitor’s ‘Wire King’ personality. It didn’t pay well, but for a solid 4-7 years Chuck drank for free at local bars probably only a little more than half the time. He divorced from his wife Lisa under amicable differences, when the kids were mostly grown up and in college, and stayed friendly with her… But never re-married. Not that he tried. Chuck was happy, mostly. He grew old in Seaford, working as the guidance counselor at a local high school. It didn’t pay much, but it payed enough. Chuck quietly died in his sleep at the age of 64, to heart complications.
Here’s a comic that isn’t all that funny. I mean, maybe it’s funny to you, but I didn’t write it with humor in the forefront. Actually, we’re in the midst of a storyline where a few of these strips are like that. I hope you like it, because this is the backstory of CUPS. I’m not sure if it’s important, but it sure seems helpful to the understanding of the history of CUPS. You know what? Even if it’s not important, I gotta come up with some sort of thing to write about twice a week. Did you know that time just keeps going and these strips keep needing to be created and posted? It’s never ending and infinitely tireless, this time thing.
I considered drawing a ‘This Side Up’ with an arrow pointing down on the box that Sarge is carrying, before thinking better of it… I think that would have been just a notch above a banana peel joke. But, then again, I sort of feel like in real life someone slipping on a banana would be pretty hilarious, if done all legit-like.