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No. 781: Comic strip progress goes CRUNCH

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Comic strip progress goes CRUNCH

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: In the western comics corpus, motion to the right generally indicates
T-Rex: PROGRESS.
T-Rex: e.g. Right now I am making positive progress and advancing the story. Watch me squash this house!
SFX: CRUNCH!
T-Rex: Whereas motion to the left usually indicates an obstacle. A setback.
T-Rex: Comics master Hergé codified this visual metaphor in his Tintin comics.
Utahraptor: I thought this was going to go political.
T-Rex: Actually, Hergé became distinctly apolitical in his work over time.
T-Rex: Did you learn something? Who needs a punchline?

The author writes:

I was deep into writing this comic on the whiteboard, when an onlooker commented that the punchline was clearly going to be political, playing on the double meanings of "left" and "right".

I had no such thing in mind, and this discombobulated my train of thought so much that I couldn't remember the hilarious punchline that I originally had in mind.