Alf the Anteater is a formulaic strip. I don't think that's a bad thing. I think that's why I like these so much. This strip was VERY inspired by Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote cartoons. Like those cartoons, Alf comic strips are a series of sight gags, wild takes and slapstick comedy. Those are all devices used a lot in animation and I think these strips are like reading a cartoon (or like reading a very simple storyboard).