Metafiction is fiction that is aware of its status as fiction. So stories or novels will make obvious references to the fact that it is nothing but a madeup story in someone’s imagination. I have read metafictional plays, short stories (written them also), as well as novels. But this is the first time I have come across a metafictional comic strip. It does not announce from rooftops, “I’m a metafictional comic; come check me out!” It’s a subtle touch but I’m glad that some people are using literary devices (maybe) without being aware of obviously using them. I have to say I am impressed. Of course thanks again Paromita for pointing it out to me. It’s always interesting to know how the creator handles the elements of metafiction within a format that does not allow for much experimentation.
PS: The image used here is representative only.