A gag-a-day comic strip
is the style of writing comic cartoons such that every installment of a strip delivers a complete joke or some other kind of artistic statement. It is opposed to story or continuity strips, which rely on the development of a story line across a sequence of the installments.
comics are of this type.
Another term for this distinction is non-serial
(gag-a-day) vs. serial strips.
Compared to single-panel cartoons ("gag panels
"), gag-a-day comic strips can deliver a better timing for the narrative of a joke.
The distinction between continuity and gag-a-day strip may be blurred: a continuous story may still be delivered in the gag-a-day format.
In fact, Lynn Johnston
recommends it for story strips, to keep the readership and engage new audience which may be not very familiar with the background of the story.
- ^ Brian Walker, "The Comics: Since 1945", 2006, ISBN 0810992604, p.13
- ^ a b c The Art of Cartooning & Illustration, 2014, ISBN 1600583636, p.98
- ^ Encyclopedia of Humor Studies, ed. Salvatore Attardo, 2014, ISBN 148334617X, p.156
- ^ Cartoon Success Secrets: A Tribute to 30 Years of Cartoonist Profiles, p. 311
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