I was studying Charles Schulzâ€™s Peanuts strips. It seemed so clear that his four-panel setup was just like reading a haiku; it had a specific rhythm to how he set up the panels and the dialogue. Three beats: doot doot doot â€” followed by an infinitesimal pause, and then the final beat: doot. Anyone can recognize this when reading a Peanuts strip.These strips have that sameness of rhythm that haikus have â€” the haikus mostly ending with a nature reference separated off in the final line.
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