Saturday, November 25, 2006

Six for Saturday

A big six for my last day filling in.

FoxTrot by Bill Amend
Piranha by Bud Grace
Candorville by Darrin Bell
Classic Peanuts by Charles M Schulz
Sally Forth by Craig Macintosh & Francesco Marciuliano
Red and Rover by Brian Basset

And yesterday I promised to explain some near-misses.

In FoxTrot, the silence is the response to the question, and therefore the "joke" rests on that silence. Not very funny, but not at all superfluous.

In On the FastTrack, the third panel reveals the result of the action in the second panel. The rhythm wouldn't have worked quite as well if the last panel's dialogue was included along with that "reveal".

And Get Fuzzy is the more obvious one, Bucky's not just "staring" he's attempting some sort of evil eye... it's pretty much the most important part of the gag.

Well, once again my time is up, Matt returns tomorrow. Have a good weekend all!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Get Fuzzy, it's not so much an evil eye... in the top, he's pointing at his eyes, in the bottom, he's pointing at Francis -- or, if he were to speak what he's saying, "Watching You"

9:19 AM  
Blogger Brent said...

In fact it would have been even more effectively disturbing if the "watching" and "you" had been moved over from panel 2 to further punctuate it.

5:34 AM  

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