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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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Furthermore, the speech balloon text, handwritten in most comics at this point, (6) was often typewritten in Mosaik.
An academic examination of the minutia of comics and comic production, this volume presents modern scholarship on such topics as balloonics (the quantitative analysis of speech balloon shapes), augmentations and prevalence across the works of several popular comic artists, a discussion of the work of William Hogarth, the seventeenth century English artist and his contributions to the development of comics and several essays covering the adaptation of literature to comics and comics as non-fiction.
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MDI's models which typically have a rounded shape, "a bit like a speech balloon in a cartoon", include the Minicat urban vehicle, the Citycat for longer distances with an added tank for ethanol, diesel or bio-fuel and a taxi version.
The first figure is stiff-upper-lip silent, the second has a speech balloon that declares, "I'll be so proud of you Jo when you get your degree and learn to be ashamed of me." For all the simplicity and transparency of the stereotypes, the work's immediacy and clarity reveal a tortuously convoluted relationship.
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!" Nevertheless, the siblings enjoy viewing and renaming stars, and attending dance class, where big sister gets a gold star for being a great teacher to her brother (who is invited to attend dance class when he is older.
If you were to write a speech balloon for his response, what would it say?
Invisibility is typically indicated by a radiating blorp of lines with a speech balloon aimed at its center.
For more details visit the Mail's comics blog Speech Balloons at www.birmingham mail.net and click on speech balloon.
This picture's speech balloon gives you one of Lincoln's many comments about slavery.
For more visit the Mail's comics blog, Speech Balloon, at http://blogs.birminghammail.net/speechballoon/
The TV's speech balloon seems to be a news report on what topic?