Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Dilbert daily debut

A big old pile of silent penultimate panels today:

9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney
Dilbert by Scott Adams (daily debut!)
Garfield by Paws, Inc.
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis
Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan
Prickly City by Scott Stantis

9 Chickweed Lane uses a silent double. This is the second one recorded this week.

And Dilbert, believe it or not, makes it daily debut. Dilbert has been on the watch multiple times on Sunday, but this is the first daily SPP for Dilbert in watch history.

And arguably, it may not belong here. The silent panel is essential to the gag. Scott Adams uses the fastest, punchiest rhythms on the comics page. Hate his drawing or not, hate his popularity or not, day in and day out, his gags are among the sharpest anywhere.


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