The Problem With Comic Fantasy Is That It’s Seldom Funny

Comic fantasy, a genre that blends the whimsical elements of fantasy with humor, frequently encounters an intriguing dilemma—it's not always funny to its readers. In this exploration, we delve into the heart of comic fantasy, deciphering the subjective nature of humor and questioning what truly defines a work as comic fantasy. Along the way, we discuss the genre's history, its core elements, the art of humor, common pitfalls, and the role of audience expectations.