THE FUNNY PAPERS: TERRY AND THE PIRATES, 1934

The adventure continues — into and out of the Dragon Lady's clutches . . . but for how long?

Caniff is great at setting up action sequences with static, tableau-like panels.  Also, check out the dynamic cut between the fourth-from-last panel and the third-from-last panel — the socked pirates flies left, Terry and Pat jump right.  For a subtler effect, notice the slight change of expression on the Dragon Lady's face between the next-to-last panel and the “cut-in” to the last panel, giving the impression that you've actually seen her lips move . . . just a bit.

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  1. Hi. I’m a teacher trying to aquire permission to redistribute copies of this comic strip for teachers to use in lesson planning for English language arts. Can you please advise if you are the person to contact, or can give me the publishers name of the comic you used in the above post. Thank you.

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