Every cartoonist and animator should study… and enjoy… Pogo.
This is the last tier of a comic page that demonstrates how bite-sized portions of a story can stand independently on their own.
For the entire page: http://whirledofkelly.blogspot.com/2014/05/all-big-fishes-get-away.html
For more Pogo check out the wonderful collection of strips at: http://whirledofkelly.blogspot.com/
Thomas Haller Buchanan posts additional material by Walt Kelly at: http://pogoinpandemonia.blogspot.com/