History BreakingTheFourthWall / NewspaperComics

4th Jul '15 8:45:42 PM Adept
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* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' does this more and more as time goes by. The most common instances consist of the characters discussing a situation that results in an extremely lengthy and groan-worthy pun, followed by Rat scolding Stephen Pastis.

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* ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' does this more and more as time goes by. The most common instances consist of the characters discussing a situation that results in an extremely lengthy and groan-worthy pun, followed by Rat scolding Stephen Pastis.



* {{Garfield}} was prone to this, especially early on. One notable time featured panels of nothing but Garfield sleeping, with him waking up in the last panel to say "Oh no! I slept through today's strip!"

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* {{Garfield}} ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} was prone to this, especially early on. One notable time featured panels of nothing but Garfield sleeping, with him waking up in the last panel to say "Oh no! I slept through today's strip!"



* In ''FrankAndErnest'', Frank pulls off a card trick by buying the early edition of the paper to see how it was done.
* In the May 6, 2002 strip of ''BeetleBailey'', Gen. Halftrack -- confused by a high-tech-related communication from the Pentagon -- walked into cartoonist Mort Walker's studio and demanded a new character to help him with computers.

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* In ''FrankAndErnest'', ''ComicStrip/FrankAndErnest'', Frank pulls off a card trick by buying the early edition of the paper to see how it was done.
* In the May 6, 2002 strip of ''BeetleBailey'', ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', Gen. Halftrack -- confused by a high-tech-related communication from the Pentagon -- walked into cartoonist Mort Walker's studio and demanded a new character to help him with computers.
9th Jun '14 4:27:51 AM BradyLady
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* ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' by Johnny Hart had one in which a male character has been less than honest with his wife. In asking his buddy to back up his alibi, he winks, and the word "wink" appears above his head. His wife not only lampshades it, but it becomes part of the plot. "Don't you lie to me! I saw that word 'wink' above your head!" She storms off. The character addresses the signature in the last panel as if speaking directly to the cartoonist. "Thanks, Hart!" There is a word balloon above the signature, offering an apologetic, "My fault."

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* ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' by Johnny Hart had one in which a male ant character Jake has been less than honest with his wife.wife Maude. In asking his buddy to back up his alibi, he winks, and the word "wink" appears above his head. His wife Maude not only lampshades it, but it becomes part of the plot. "Don't you lie to me! I saw that word 'wink' above your head!" She storms off. The character Jake addresses the signature in the last panel as if speaking directly to the cartoonist. "Thanks, Hart!" There is a word balloon above the signature, offering an apologetic, "My fault."
9th Jun '14 4:23:33 AM BradyLady
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* This [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2014/03/14]] strip from ''ComicStrip/{{Big Nate}}''

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* This [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2014/03/14]] strip from ''ComicStrip/{{Big Nate}}''Nate}}''
* ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' by Johnny Hart had one in which a male character has been less than honest with his wife. In asking his buddy to back up his alibi, he winks, and the word "wink" appears above his head. His wife not only lampshades it, but it becomes part of the plot. "Don't you lie to me! I saw that word 'wink' above your head!" She storms off. The character addresses the signature in the last panel as if speaking directly to the cartoonist. "Thanks, Hart!" There is a word balloon above the signature, offering an apologetic, "My fault."
14th Mar '14 7:24:36 PM EmperorD
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* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' did this occasionally, including a sequence where the characters stop the storyline in order so that they can hold a meeting to plot out the strip's upcoming stories.

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* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' did this occasionally, including a sequence where the characters stop the storyline in order so that they can hold a meeting to plot out the strip's upcoming stories.stories.
* This [[http://www.gocomics.com/bignate/2014/03/14]] strip from ''ComicStrip/{{Big Nate}}''
15th Feb '14 4:59:47 AM C2
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* ''NewspaperComics/DykesToWatchOutFor'' did this occasionally, including a sequence where the characters stop the storyline in order so that they can hold a meeting to plot out the strip's upcoming stories.

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* ''NewspaperComics/DykesToWatchOutFor'' ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'' did this occasionally, including a sequence where the characters stop the storyline in order so that they can hold a meeting to plot out the strip's upcoming stories.
15th Feb '14 4:59:22 AM C2
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* NewspaperComics/DykesToWatchOutFor did occasionally, including a sequence where the characters stop the storyline in order so that they can hold a meeting to plot out the strip's upcoming stories.

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* NewspaperComics/DykesToWatchOutFor ''NewspaperComics/DykesToWatchOutFor'' did this occasionally, including a sequence where the characters stop the storyline in order so that they can hold a meeting to plot out the strip's upcoming stories.
15th Feb '14 4:59:01 AM C2
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* NewspaperComics/DykesToWatchFor did occasionally, including a sequence where the characters stop the storyline in order so that they can hold a meeting to plot out the strip's upcoming stories.

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* NewspaperComics/DykesToWatchFor NewspaperComics/DykesToWatchOutFor did occasionally, including a sequence where the characters stop the storyline in order so that they can hold a meeting to plot out the strip's upcoming stories.
15th Feb '14 4:58:40 AM C2
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* In the May 6, 2002 strip of ''BeetleBailey'', Gen. Halftrack -- confused by a high-tech-related communication from the Pentagon -- walked into cartoonist Mort Walker's studio and demanded a new character to help him with computers.

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* In the May 6, 2002 strip of ''BeetleBailey'', Gen. Halftrack -- confused by a high-tech-related communication from the Pentagon -- walked into cartoonist Mort Walker's studio and demanded a new character to help him with computers.computers.
* NewspaperComics/DykesToWatchFor did occasionally, including a sequence where the characters stop the storyline in order so that they can hold a meeting to plot out the strip's upcoming stories.
12th Dec '12 10:54:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Dilbert}}'' often utilizes this in order to respond to reader feedback, including the artist drawing himself into the strip. Examples include putting up a survey as the last panel, encouraging readers to vote on whether Ratbert would get whacked with a newspaper, having Dilbert attend a book signing where a "renowned cartoonist" is asked how he can keep thinking up ideas for a daily strip, and having the artist appear to explain that the "Wizard of Oz Dilbert version" concept is a popular suggestion for a strip arc before trying out that arc for the week.

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* ''{{Dilbert}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' often utilizes this in order to respond to reader feedback, including the artist drawing himself into the strip. Examples include putting up a survey as the last panel, encouraging readers to vote on whether Ratbert would get whacked with a newspaper, having Dilbert attend a book signing where a "renowned cartoonist" is asked how he can keep thinking up ideas for a daily strip, and having the artist appear to explain that the "Wizard of Oz Dilbert version" concept is a popular suggestion for a strip arc before trying out that arc for the week.
3rd Aug '12 9:38:05 AM KilgoreTrout
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** Another time involved multiple strips, when Garfield caught Odie eating out of his food dish, he kicked Odie into next week. Two strips later, Jon asked Garfield if he'd seen Odie around, to which Garfield replied that he was probably somewhere over next Tuesday. A full week after the kick, the strip started with Garfield thinking to himself "I feel as if there's something I should be remembering..." at which point Odie landed on him, causing him to think [[BrickJoke "Oh yeah, I kicked Odie into next week last week."]]

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** Another time involved multiple strips, when Garfield caught Odie eating out of his food dish, he kicked Odie into next week. Two strips later, Jon asked Garfield if he'd seen Odie around, to which Garfield replied that he was probably somewhere over next Tuesday. A full week after the kick, the strip started with Garfield thinking to himself "I feel as if there's something I should be remembering..." at which point Odie landed on him, causing him to think [[BrickJoke "Oh yeah, I kicked Odie into next week last week."]]
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