Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A giant-ass Z



Only one today. Monty sits there and ponders where have all the other silent penultimate panels gone.

Monty by Jim Medick

I found today's Heathcliff pretty interesting:

The Z is so large, it is no longer just a conventional comics device. It has a physical presence that makes the reader reconsider what these traditional pieces of comics shorthand mean. It's a cartoon about the medium itself.

You might think I'm reading too much into a stupid Heathcliff cartoon, but if this was Zippy you would think it was brilliant.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Pantsman said...

There's an SPP in today's Buckets:

http://www.comics.com/comics/buckets/archive/buckets-20070228.html

Wow that's one bigass Z. Do the rules of cartoon sleeping still apply if there's only one Z? Or is Heathcliff just yelling "Z"? Frankly, I'm surprised to discover that Heathcliff is still alive.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Charles Brubaker said...

There was an old "Eek & Meek" cartoon (back when they were still mice) where Eek was sleeping on the ground (giving the "Z") and Meek put two signs, one saying"LA" and other "Y" between it.

3:41 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

If it was Zippy there would be a two-hundred word dissertation about the significance of the Z in our post-modern society, and I would be the one sleeping.

11:47 AM  

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