A friend of mind has this theory about the PartiallyClips format, that I kinda subscribe to and kinda don’t. He says that the limitations of what I can do with the art forces me to reach beyond normal gagwriting and into deep backstories and other tricks and techniques that a lot of strip writers neglect. I think that the inaction from panel to panel does set a tone for a calm, dialog-driven gag…but I don’t know if it goes much past that. I’ll admit that I can’t have a character fall down for a gag, but I’m only half convinced that the limitations are a good thing. Sometimes I think I could convey a lot more humor if I could at least change some expressions. Anyway, here are two fish pondering the value of limits.