Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics must be reading some linguistics.  He recently had a comic on the Great Vowel Shift, and now he has a two-comic series on Paul Grice’s conversational maxims:


Prove me wrong if you can: I’d venture to say that these are the only comics to date to focus on Grice’s conversational maxims.  (I think Stan Lee was planning a 4-issue Power Man miniseries covering Grice as well as speech acts, but John Romita couldn’t figure out how to draw a kick-ass presupposition.)

Here’s an explanation in case T-Rex’s isn’t clear enough: