That Fourth Wall Thing

That Fourth Wall Thing
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Comic Transcript


(OSW returns!
But I know what you’re saying:
“Where’s Kernel Panic?”)

A: Hello, readers!

B: Stop that!

A: What?

B: You can’t talk to them.

A: Why not?

B: It breaks the fourth wall.

A: What?

B: Breaks the fourth wall. The imaginary wall that separates the reader from the comic.

A: The fourth wall.

B: It clearly delineates what is real — the readers’ world — and what is NOT real — OUR world.

A: We aren’t real?

B: That’s not the point. The point is that it’s bad form to break the fourth wall, and proper cartoonists who create respectable comics just don’t do it.

(Silence.)

A: So why don’t WE do it?

B: Just stop talking.


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