Thursday, March 09, 2006

A little clarification

Only one SPP to report today:
Zits by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

You may have noticed that today both For Better of For Worse and Boondocks use no words in their second-to-last panel. I don't count these, because those are not really the kind of thing I'm looking for. A true SPP is part of a standard rhythm of joke telling in a daily comic. In the first panel or two says someone something preposterous or otherwise worth reacting to, then we have a silent panel while everyone reacts to what was said (at this point, you would see a bad comic actor saying "beat, beat, beat" to himself) and then you get the punchline in the last panel. Boondocks is off the watch today, but for Aaron McGruder (and his team of assistants,) it just a matter of time.


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