Here's one I dug out of the cartoon vault. It was a silly gag back then that never really worked and because of my own inexperience I wasn't sure why, but when I pulled it out of the folder a couple days ago and looked at it again, I immediately knew what it needed.
By re-drawing the prospector on the left and giving him a set-up caption, it works much better now, avoiding the lapse in time it took previously to process the information. There has to be some processing to get the viewer involved, but too much and you lose the momentum of the gag. Whether it's a success or not, at least it flows now, and I'm happy, because I always loved the old guy who was having such a bad day. -Ted Blackman