Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Deconstruction


Three on Tuesday:

Blondie under the direction of Dean Young
Candorville by Darrin Bell
The Meaning of Lila by John Forgetta and "L.A. Rose"

I could say that today's Blondie is actually brilliant:


By directly informing the reader that there is no punchline, it forces the reader to consider the whole artificiality of the standard SPP set-up/pause/punch-line rhythm. It's a self-conscious criticism of form.

Or, it's just another lame Mr. Dithers hates Dagwood gag.

1 Comments:

Blogger Antonio said...

I think It's a self-conscious criticism of form but it's done in a way that the characters are true to themselves, so it is a well thought out strip.

By the way, great blog!

7:38 PM  

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