As a cartoonist, I’m often second-guessing myself regarding how I set up a strip and deliver a punchline.  For any given strip, I often have 2 or 3 layouts/dialogues in mind and try to winnow it down to the one that works best.  However, I often wonder if what works best for me is what works best for readers.  Therefore, I thought it might be an interesting exercise to ask the readers.  Looking at the Tuesday strip and the alternate version below (click to view unsquashed version) which one do you think works best?  Why?

Is More Less?

Thank you.