Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Lio and the Fourth Wall 9

In his comic strip Lio, Mark Tatulli often incorporates the unseen conventions of the genre into his humor, breaking the fourth wall in a way that's often unexpected. (follow link  for other examples).

In this example, Tatulli has characters from other strips past and present threatening to break in -- and it's quite a mix of characters. (click on image to enlarge)

A brilliant way to call an invisible convention to our attention once again. And a nice overview of the depiction of the feline in the funnies over the years... (even if one character doesn't belong)

  1. Hobbes, from "Calvin and Hobbes (1985-1995) by Bill Watterson
  2. Mooch, from "Mutts" (1994 - ) by Patrick McDonnell
  3. Bill the Cat, from "Bloom County" (1980-1989) and "Opus" (2003-2008) by Berkeley Breathed
  4. Bucky Cat from "Get Fuzzy" (1999 - ) by Darby Conley
  5. Krazy Kat from "Krazy Kat" (1913-1944) by George Herriman
  6. Garfield from "Garfield" (1978 - ) by Jim Davis
  7. Felix the Cat - an animated cartoon character created in 1919 by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer

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