Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Things to like in today’s Zits


[Zits , August 9, 2016. Click for a larger view.]

Left to right: Adolescent sprawl and self-absorption. Speech balloon and arm breaking panel wall. Comic-strip furnishings: vase, stand, painting. Charlie-Brown-shirt zigzag pattern on vase. (That pattern shows up everywhere in Zits .) Speech balloon and arm breaking another panel wall. Stylized but immediately recognizable Tide bottle. Comic-strip laundry basket. Speech balloon and arm breaking yet another panel wall. Middle-aged sag.

But especially the laundry basket, which follows some unnamed principle of comics: a pattern is best suggested, not worked out in its entirety. Consider the clapboards and bricks in the first three Nancy panels on this page.


[The line of Jeremy’s arm makes this little scene a panel in itself.]

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comments: 2

Diane Schirf said...

I can't decide — am thinking it might be better if the balloon didn't break the panels, just the arm. I have my reasons.

Michael Leddy said...

Ha!