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No. 790: Garfield Plus Penultimate Lengthened Gutter

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Garfield Plus Penultimate Lengthened Gutter

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Strip by: Manyhills

Jon: Nothing like a long walk in the woods, Garfield
Jon: The trees, the ferns... more trees... more ferns...
{pause}
Garfield: We're lost, aren't we?
Jon: I'm going to scream now.

The author writes:

Picking up from where strip 10 left off, here I've used an idea mentioned in Understanding Comics: lengthening the distance between panels gives the impression that the distance in time between the events happening in the panels is greater. Thus we (hopefully) get the effect of a beat in improving the joke without having to include an extra panel.

Original strip: 2008-04-03.