Only, it is. I feel like with all that’s going on, I’m becoming a bit like a self-absorbed teacher providing comic relief, but whatever — it’s Spring Quarter, I’m exhausted and everything seems awful, so comic relief it is. That said, when I finish teaching students how Scott McCloud thinks word-picture relations and panel-transitions work, I challenge them to a competition to see who can most hilariously re-imagine these five text-less panels from Making Comics:
For the first time in all the quarters I’ve taught, there was a clear and unambiguous winner:
Feel free to take a break from the awfulness of it all and see if you can top it.