Comic Strips are formatted different ways for different size requirements. The “drop panel” is a panel or tier of the strip that can be omitted because of size restrictions without affecting the gag or storyline.
For example, Here’s the Sunday strip for April 2, 2017 with the drop panel…
For some panels I prefer the black and white to color. For example here’s the drop panel for the April 2nd Sally Forth Sunday page with and without color.
The black and white just appeals to the film noir side of me I guess.
For more black and white drop panels from previous posts,
just check out Sally Forth drop panels.
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