Today's silent penultimate panels are from two usual suspects:
Boondocks by "Aaron McGruder"
Pearls Before Swine by Stephin Pastis
and, in a special debut to the watch:
Doonesbury by Gary Trudeau
We've seen that the SPP tends to be a tool (trick, crutch, whatever) of the younger generation--the McGruders, Pastises, and Malletts of the comics world. But even a grizzled veteran like Trudeau can pull a silent penultimate panel on us from time to time. Well, why not? Any cliches that he wants to use--an SPP, or a child's malaprop--he can. (As long as he never has B.D. say "I fell on the slidewalk.")
And reader Suzzii points out this week's This Modern World:
That's a silent penultimate panel, allright. Thanks, Suzzii.