I have a real challenge getting what's going on in comics, because I'm so verbal and so "non-visual" when it comes to processing information. If I'm going to get what's going on in a comic strip, I have to do this: "Ok, so the cat is carrying his dinner to the table. He's thinking, 'bla bla bla'. Ok, now the mouse is looking at the cat." This kind of "studying" and "analyzing" is so much work it's a miracle if I have the energy to do a "Heh heh" at the end - but all the "analyzing" of what each picture is is always in my own voice.
When it's a cartoon that winds up tickling my fancy or making me laugh, I recognize instantly that the artist has touched a place in me that we both share. In that respect, the artist and I share a synchronicity, although the voices we use may be very different.