See, in Caulfield’s line in the last panel, where the word “one” is on its own line? Typographically speaking, a hanging word like that is undesirable, but I can’t help but notice how easy it would have been to move it up to the line before… It’s almost like it was moved down intentionally.
In typesetting, such words are called orphans (some call them widows). In this Memorial Day strip, is this little orphan a subtle, solemn nod to those orphans and widows of war?
I like to think so, but I’m probably just reading into it way too much.
Jul 31, 2013
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