Not even at Batman standards, just below Punisher. The character in my book only survives because he has enough willpower to fuel a car.
History[ edit ] Before the 20th century,[ specify ] speech was depicted using bands, flags, scrolls, or sheets of paper. One of the earliest antecedents to the modern speech bubble were the " speech scrolls ", wispy lines that connected first person speech to the mouths of the speakers in Mesoamerican art between and AD.
These were in common European use by the early 16th century.
Word balloons also known as "banderoles" began appearing in 18th-century printed broadsides, and political cartoons from the American Revolution including some published by Benjamin Franklin often used them. Outcault 's Yellow Kid is generally credited as the first American comic strip character.
His words initially appeared on his yellow shirt, but word balloons very much like those in use today were added almost immediately, as early as By the start of the 20th century, word balloons were ubiquitous, and since that time only a very few American comic strips and comic books have relied on captions, notably Hal Foster 's Prince Valiant and the early Tarzan comic strip in the s.
Speech bubbles[ edit ] The most common is the speech bubble. It comes in two forms for two circumstances: An in-panel character one who is fully or mostly visible in the panel of the strip of comic that the reader is viewing uses a bubble with a pointer, called a tail, directed towards the speaker.
When one character has multiple balloons within a panel, often only the balloon nearest to the speaker's head has a tail, and the others are connected to it in sequence by narrow bands. This style is often used in Mad Magazinedue to its " call-and-response " dialogue-based humor.
An off-panel character the comic book equivalent of being "off screen" has several options, some of them rather unconventional.
The first is a standard speech bubble with a tail pointing toward the speaker's position. The second option, which originated in mangahas the tail pointing into the bubble, instead of out. This tail is still pointing towards the speaker.
The third option replaces the tail with a sort of bottleneck that connects with the side of the panel.
It can be seen in the works of Marjane Satrapi author of Persepolis. In American comics, a bubble without a tail means that the speaker is not merely outside the reader's field of view but invisible to the viewpoint characteroften as an unspecified member of a crowd.
Characters distant in space or time from the scene of the panel can still speak, in squared bubbles without a tail; this usage, equivalent to voice-over in film, is not uncommon in American comics for dramatic contrast.
In contrast to captions, the corners of such balloons never coincide with those of the panel; for further distinction they often have a double outline, a different background color, or quotation marks.
Thought bubbles[ edit ] Thought bubbles come in two forms: The chain thought bubble is the almost universal symbol for thinking in cartoons. It consists of a large, cloud -like bubble containing the text of the thought, with a chain of increasingly smaller circular bubbles leading to the character.
Some artists use an elliptical bubble instead of a cloud-shaped one. Often animal characters like Snoopy and Garfield "talk" using thought bubbles. Thought bubbles may also be used in circumstances when a character is gagged or otherwise unable to speak.
Another, less conventional thought bubble has emerged: Used in manga by such artists as Ken Akamatsuthe fuzzy bubble is roughly circular in shape generallybut the edge of the bubble is not a line but a collection of spikes close to each other, creating the impression of fuzziness.
Fuzzy thought bubbles do not use tails, and are placed near the character who is thinking. This has the advantage of reflecting the TV equivalent effect: Writers and artists can refuse to use thought bubbles, expressing the action through spoken dialogue and drawing; they are sometimes seen as an inefficient method of expressing thought because they are attached directly to the head of the thinker, unlike methods such as caption boxes, which can be used both as an expression of thought and narration while existing in an entirely different panel from the character thinking.
However, they are restricted to the current viewpoint character. An example is Alan Moore and David Lloyd 's V for Vendettawherein during one chapter, a monologue expressed in captions serves not only to express the thoughts of a character but also the mood, status and actions of three others.
Other forms[ edit ] The shape of a speech balloon can be used to convey further information. Common ones include the following: Scream bubbles indicate a character is screaming or shouting, usually with a jagged outline or a thicker line which can be colored.Req.
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For Teachers. Print Test with Answer Key Print Flash Cards Duplicate and Edit. Share Tests. You know that a dog that fears people will have trouble finding a home.
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Quinlan The Case of the Monkeys That Fell From the. This question multiple-choice reading test/quiz is on James Herriot's short story "The Market Square Dog" and has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised) along with one optional essay question with lined paper to familiarize students with the format of standardized testing.
Dr. Herriot noticed a little dog begging for food at the Market Square he looked friendly but you could tell there was fear in the little dogs eyes. But when the Dr. went to try to pet the little dog he walked away and went begging to the other farmers for food in the square.