Three for this Sunday--a more quiet Sunday than normal.
Andy Capp by Roger Mahoney and Roger Kettle
Marvin by Tom Armstrong
Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller
Marvin does something that I find particularly annoying: The thinking pause.
It's one thing to have an awkward pause in a conversation between two people. That is basically a comedy standard. But a pause in thinking is just artificial. And, yes , I know that real babies don't think in full sentences or engage in self-reflection either. But that is classic comic conceit. The thinking pause is simply cheap.
Right? I'm not grasping at straws, am I?