The Craft of Ballooning

This lengthy article on lettering and ballooning features a group of experienced comic professionals discussing the topic. They talk about what techniques are unique to comics, such as thought balloons and sound effects, and why they disagree with the cinematic approach that’s so trendy. It’s full of good information about craft and the kinds of detail creators should be thinking about.

2 Responses to “The Craft of Ballooning”

  1. Journalista - the news weblog of The Comics Journal » Blog Archive » Apr. 5, 2007: Mark Waid should maybe take a chill pill or two Says:

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  2. Dwight Williams Says:

    I read that article. It’s good to be reminded to give it a re-read on a regular basis, especially given the content and the contributors involved. Thanks much, Johanna!




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