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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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This has its ups and downs, ending with the brother refusing to cooperate with imposed activities, saying (in speech balloon caps) "I AM NOT A CAT
If you were to write a speech balloon for his response, what would it say?
This picture's speech balloon gives you one of Lincoln's many comments about slavery.
They proposed that Lichtenstein lets us know that the comic strip character is feeling anxious by indicating this thought in the speech balloon.
For more visit the Mail's comics blog, Speech Balloon, at http://blogs.
The TV's speech balloon seems to be a news report on what topic?
The speech balloon above the man reads, "Oh doctor I detest being told i have that con-ceputalism," while the doctor replies, "Mr Andre, you seem to have a slight case of concept-ualism"; the whole absurd piece is titled the "Marcel Duchamp Club" (note the missing "fan").
2009-2010, in which the title is messily adhered to sections of black and white canvas tacked onto a stretcher frame, suggesting a kind of tautological "pre-posthumous" oeuvre; or Love Vibe, 1999-2014, in which the words love your work are written in mirror image in speech balloons stretched across a group of paintings, as an empty signifier of approval given to an artist or a sly mimic of a self-help mantra.
The story is retold in 35 frames with text in Spanish under each panel instead of having the narrative flow in boxes above and dialogue text in speech balloons as we do today.
The extremely ornate illustrations with explanatory speech balloons and pop up verb definitions complete the story on each page.
Text in speech balloons, of course, had to be translated.