Thursday, May 03, 2012

Meta Forth 2

Writer Francesco Marciuliano continues to subtly move the domestic comedy strip Sally Forth in an innovative direction.

In the past the characters showed awareness that they were, in fact, characters in a comic strip (Meta Forth). Yesterday's strip hints at that same meta-cognition, and at the same time shows the reader a little of the basic structure of comic creation. (click on image to enlarge)

If you weren't consciously aware of this concept before, take a new look at the humor strips you read. You'll see the weekly story arc (sometimes it lasts longer) that provides the framework for the gags. Seems Ted's noticed it, too.

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