Sunday, January 28, 2007

No set up

Three nicely colored silent penultimate panels this Sunday:

Bo-Nanas by Mark Leiknes
Out of the Gene Pool by Matt Janz
Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley

As Charles pointed out, the second panel in the Humble Stumble serves the same function as an SPP. It's everything but penultimate.

Is a punchline without a set-up still a joke?

The Photoshop artists behind the Pink Panther try to answer that question. And I believe the answer is no.

Is he following something, is he being followed, has he tried to get through the door before? Just a little bit of exposition would be nice. As it is, it's a gag with no reason to exist.


Blogger Mike P said...

All the "Pink Panther" strips are like that. It looks nice, but the content leaves much to be desired.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Charles Brubaker said...

Today's (1-29) "Prickly City" and "Out of the Gene Pool" has an SPP

10:39 PM  
Blogger Charles Brubaker said...

Whoa, I think "Mallard Fillmore" has an annual SPP in today's strip.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You missed the one in Sunday's Sally Forth!

9:04 AM  
Anonymous GloriousKyle said...

I'm pretty sure there were also SPPs in Sunday's "Sally Forth", "Adam", and "Jump Start"

Also, with several different reasons to choose from, I'd say the very worst part of the "Pink Panther" comic are those distractingly awful paw prints on the floor. There's no reason they're there, the perspective is obviously from another dimension (how many steps did he really have to take to get through that door?) and they're not even the shape of his feet.

9:21 AM  

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