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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 Web sites. 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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For example, one dialogue balloon relates Peter's response to the question of whether followers of Christ should be compelled to obey Jewish laws.
Stylizing the classic comedy/tragedy masks, connected by an iconic dialogue balloon, created the app icon for Scene Partner.
Moreover, Wesley's images are so varied, and weird: try a wall filled with gouaches depicting, in part, George Gordon Lord Byron as a Cranky Sailor, 1989, a nude Blondie apparently about to administer a blowjob to a nude Dagwood on a bed, Dagwood alone in a bathtub (the piece's entitled B Musing about Charlotte Corday and the Course of European History, 1974), and a waterspout and empty dialogue balloon manifesting themselves in the sky above an ocean.
99) is Book One in the 'Target Practice' series, and provides a fine graphic novel format that pairs full-color images on every page with dialogue balloons and the story of Cleopatra, who discovers a mysterious tablet that zaps her to the far future, where she learns of an ancient prophecy that says she will save the galaxy from an evil force.
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.
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 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.
Comic-style dialogue balloons narrate the ultra-fast action, and Mortus' evil hand draws new enemies for Sketch to battle in each scene.