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Comic Conventions!

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 16, 2009 2 Comments

Ever wondered about the lettering conventions in comic books? This site explains just that! Find out more about asterisks, balloon tails, breaking borders, breath marks, and a whole host of other traditions!

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Hat tip: Barbara Wallraff.

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2 Responses to “Comic Conventions!”

  1. stefania on: 1 March 2010 at 6:48 am

    Hi there, I am an MA student in Translations and I thought to write my dissertation on translating comics. DO you think it will possible for you to send me some materials on the topic? I am really interested in the “traditions” of translating comics that you’ve mentioned. Thank you for your time

  2. Sharon Merritt on: 1 March 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I’d read anything by Scott McCloud (he has a fan page on FB). Can’t recall anything he’s written directly on translation, but I’ll bet he’s thought about it. He does write about comic conventions of all kinds.

    http://scottmccloud.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_McCloud

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