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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.
  • Frustrated Overhead Scribble: A scribble indicating frustration/anger emanating from a character's head.
  • 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.
  • Political Cartoons: Newspaper comics which satirize current events.
  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): Newspaper Comic Tropes