I was studying Charles Schulz’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 – 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 – the haikus mostly ending with a nature reference separated off in the final line.