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Oct 21, 2011
But if you think about it, like a picture on the wall, the left and right walls are gone, they are just moving on the back wall, just like a picture on the wall, so in sense you would have to say he broke the second wall (there is the wall behind the picture and the "wall" in front of the picture in which the audience views it)..... so just saying he should have broken the 2nd wall, but then a lot of people wouldn't have got it...lol.
 
 
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Apr 3, 2011
Ventifact said, "Could you point us toward an example of someone referring to the third wall that way?"
Try checking out the second panel in the comic strip.
 
 
Sep 14, 2010
The fourth wall refers to the invisible barrier between the audience and the media. The third wall references the invisible barrier between the author and his creation. When actors talk to the audience, they break the fourth wall. When an author appears in their own work, they break the third wall.
 
 
Feb 9, 2010
I think he meant the third panel. He intrudes on the last panel where it goes back to Dilbert. I could be wrong, though. =)
 
 
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Mar 20, 2009
I've always heard it called the 3rd wall in the context of comics, but, now that you mention it, 4th wall might be more intuitive...
 
 
 
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