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2009-2010, in which the title is messily adhered to sections of black and white canvas tacked onto a stretcher frame, suggesting a kind of tautological "pre-posthumous" oeuvre; or Love Vibe, 1999-2014, in which the words love your work are written in mirror image in speech balloons stretched across a group of paintings, as an empty signifier of approval given to an artist or a sly mimic of a self-help mantra.
The story is retold in 35 frames with text in Spanish under each panel instead of having the narrative flow in boxes above and dialogue text in speech balloons as we do today.
The extremely ornate illustrations with explanatory speech balloons and pop up verb definitions complete the story on each page.
Text in speech balloons, of course, had to be translated.
Lord, the thunder said, even these speech balloons are breathtaking.
But what really sealed the deal for me was the fact that graphic novels tell so much of the story using speech balloons.
Although the book is mostly wordless, the aliens and the insects have plenty to say in their respective languages, filling speech balloons with sound-symbols.
Often textual devices such as speech balloons, captions, and sound effects ("onomatopoeia") indicate dialogue, narration, or other information.
In "The People Who Talk," for example, Kerbaj builds up a rhythmic, repetitive patois based around variations on the phrase "les gens parlent" (the people talk), accompanied by scrawled black-and-white visuals, mostly consisting of illegible placard-like speech balloons.
The first of the woman's drawings, done at age 14, shows a stick-figure girl with long chestnut hair and hands holding her head, surrounded by cartoonish speech balloons filled with angry words: "They aren't my problem;" "So now it's my fault;" and "Clean the house now
As the world's third longest running comic, The Dandy paved the way for many of the titles that followed, using illustration techniques such as speech balloons.
Textual information is presented in comic-style speech balloons scattered on the page.