Two silent penultimate panels today, and maybe they actually work:
For Better of For Worse by Lynn Johnston
9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney
It helps that these are both more dramatic beats than gag beats--even if FOOB does have some awkward blocking. For a spontaneous hug, it sure does take a while to happen.
And I don't mean to encroach on Josh's turf, but, from Apartment 3-G:
Television cameras transmit word balloons? No. Everyone knows that television screens speak in jagged-edged balloons with a zig-zag tail. There are established laws of cartoon science. Don't mess with them.