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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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Alcala took it all in good humor, never fussing even if he had to rework a thought balloon.
Shark's Dream, 1967, pictures an industrial-looking shaft, seemingly strayed from the realm of "primary objects," dreaming of itself reversed in a thought balloon, with the title inscribed below.
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Hairy Guy (with thought balloon) attempts to speak to this contradictory moment; a variegated patchwork of stained glass fills a windowlike thought bubble in a statement that is hopeful because beyond language's contingency.
The thought balloon of a cartoon work from C Comics 2, done way back in 1966, might well be the thought balloon for the entire show, emitting across time from Brainard's cat's eye of a stuttering brain.
He has his own personal problems, he isn't perfect, he doesn't always win- and he has more thought balloons than any other character, so the reader gets to know his innermost thoughts
Insiders say that thought balloons are now appearing above Mayor Dyster's head, and a comical whirlwind of dust trailed behind Donna Owens recently as she raced out of her office.
With b&w photos, screen shots, thought balloons, and illustrations, this guide to Excel employs an unusual visual layout based on the latest cognitive science, and incorporates humor and a conversational tone.
The Thought Balloons class was certainly not only thought-provoking, but also an entertaining activity, which had many of the teenagers in attendance jotting down their innermost thoughts and feelings on to a balloon which was pinned to the wall by the staircase.
The panels are easy for students to navigate, and the pages offer glossy art and appropriate placement of word and thought balloons. The historical events covered include Marco Polo, the Boston Tea Party, and the Salem Witch Trials, to name a few.
No thought balloons for me; those are for Snoopy and those other comic strip poseurs.
The first four figures have thought balloons over their heads that read, "Eat, survive, reproduce." The final balloon, over the man's head, reads, "What does it all mean?" Our genes are interested only in replicating themselves, so evolution has designed us, and all other living things, with that goal in mind.