Well said. These guys are taking something that should be rare and special and debasing it. Today’s strip is a particularly egregious example. For two panels, Chalkie is talking to the other guy, and then delivers the punch line to us. Why? In my opinion, breaking the fourth wall should almost always be a reaction shot. One character says something while the other character looks at the audience as if to say “can you believe this?”.
July 08, 2017