I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in the role playing games category. Does anyone remember Fineous Fingers, the comic strip thief who got into various forms of mayhap in many an issue of Dragon Magazine? I was just looking at his first appearance in the third issue. He's trying to pick the lock of a door while his party members are being gobbled down by this huge monster who swallows them whole. There's a "To be continued..." as he continues to shush his party who are trying to get his attention from within the belly of the beast as it approaches him. It turned into a detailed storyline with a great deal of humor, if I recall.