Tropes inspired by Newspaper Comics.
- Beat Panel: A panel lacks speech or thought bubbles.
- Briffits and Squeans: The symbols and visuals that are often used to represent certain things in comic strips.
- Calvinball: A game that has no fixed rules.
- Noodle Incident: The characters mention an unseen past event, but are so vague about it that it's impossible to determine what exactly happened.
- Pointy-Haired Boss: The person in charge of the corporation is a complete idiot.
- Rebus Bubble: Images in Speech Bubbles used to convey thought process.
- Speech Bubbles: White bubbles containing character dialogue that have tails pointing at whoever is saying the dialogue.
- Sunday Strip: A special format of comic strip where the strip is drawn larger and with more detail.