speech balloon

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speech balloon

A graphic element taken from comic books that is widely used to convey messages in all forms of publications, including websites. The balloon is a bubble filled with text that points to a person or human-like object. Also called "speech bubbles," "voice bubbles," "word balloons" and "text balloons."


Speech Bubbles
If the text is meant to be silent, the bubble's pointer consists of smaller bubbles. Loud screams and shouts are exaggerated with jagged edges.
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Word might limit a designer to dialogue balloons that are rectangles rather than modified ovals, and balloon tails with straight lines instead of traditional tapered shapes, but letters contained in such configurations have been used in books since the earliest days of comics.
There were many pictures and much large writing with some issues being made crystal clear in the form of comic strip cartoons with dialogue balloons emerging from the characters' heads.
Here, even dialogue balloons themselves contain images, and an interesting mise en abA[R]me effect is produced.
Dialogue balloons from each character's mouth profanely discuss the finer points of the festival and its nearby nude beaches.
Some familiar favorites are included in ready-to-use detail such as pictures for stories, cartoons with empty dialogue balloons, or newspaper headlines to rewrite.
Wiesner's imaginative, modernized fantasy of the conventional tale, with an open-ended conclusion, is retold in a breezy Spanish rendition, with witty dialogue balloons and distinctive, double-spread illustrations featuring ever-changing perspectives of the original English edition.
The pig theme is prominently carried throughout the catalog with cartoon pigs pointing out the benefits of using New Pig products in dialogue balloons.
The book features his irrepressible, wildly funny dialogue balloons which accompany eye-catching photos by Capitol Hill photographer, Lauren Victoria Burke.
is reflected in its exaggerated story embellishments (think tall tales in any language), hilarious caricature-oriented colored illustrations, and its fresh, funny narrative, also embellished with very funny signs and dialogue balloons.
Each mask is moved into place by a stage hand while the dialogue balloons drop in from the rafters to complete the icon.