Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Eight months, 272 posts, 54,000 site visits and still we have days like this. What do I have to do to raise awareness of this issue? Don't make me put together a star-studded fundraiser event.

C'est La Vie by Jennifer Babcock (just to show that I don't ignore all web-comics)
The Duplex by Glenn McCoy
Foxtrot by Bill Amend
Garfield by Paws, Inc.
On the FasTrack by Bill Holbrook
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis
Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan

A particularly disruptive silent penultimate panel:

It is apparent that a certain amount of time passes in the gutter between the first and second panel. With that understood we don't need the third panel to further illustrate the passing time--it would have already been there in the gutter. The SPP does nothing but upset the rhythm of what could have been a fairly good gag.

Pearls Before Swine:

You can't get escape the watch that easily, Mr. Pastis. You can't just write the word "crickets" in your silent panel and hope we overlook you. We've been at this for too long to be fooled by simple tricks. Yes, sir, you certainly are no Mark Trail. (Mark Trail would have used a giant cricket close-up.)


Blogger Les said...

oh, come on. the long pause was essential for the gag.

Somewhere I have a recording of a piece of music from the 70's which is just a guy saying "Crickets" over and over and over again.

3:29 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

"Mark Trail would have used a giant cricket close-up."

A Pastis close-up rendition of a giant cricket would be the most terrifying thing ever.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

The Duplex's SPP is essential too. The doctor's got to get out of the room and come back, and he needs time to put on the suit.

11:35 AM  

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