Believe it or not, some newspapers actually expend newsprint on this:
Want to write your own "Claire Day" Comic? Why wouldn't you, when its this easy!
Just use this simple template:
Frame 1: A character says something.
Frame 2: A brief conversation which seems like it could be a set-up for a punchline.
Frame 3: Someone makes a simple declarative statement about something obvious.
Why waste time being funny or clever or amusing or thought-provoking when you can make money with this can't-miss formula?
Here's an example:
Frame 1: Claire to co-worker: "what's wrong?"
Frame 2: Co-worker to Claire: "I have a headache!"
Frame 3: Claire: "Headaches Hurt!"
POW! Money in the bank! And it only took me like, ten seconds to compose!
Here's another tip:
Never take an art class. Being able to draw well is NOT a requirement for entry into the fun, fast-paced world of comic strip hackery!
Now you're ready. Grab a pen and start hacking!