Thursday, May 25, 2006

Email reading





What is that? Eight? Holy cow, that's a lot.

Candorville by Darrin Bell
Frazz by Jeff Mallett
Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller
Overboard by Chip Dunham
Piranha Club by Bud Grace
Red and Rover by Brian Basset
Sally Forth by Francesco Marciuliano and Craig Macintosh
Sheldon by Dave Kellett

That just might be a record. It's so many, I had to break everything up into three different jpegs.

Cartoonists' quest to develop a reading-email device continues. Lynn Johnston tries a jagged tail leading to the screen, similar to the Blondie solution.

I don't think this works, either. The tail implies actual sound, like from a television. The simple solution is this: Rigid-type font suspended above the scene--just like Snoopy's typing. No balloon, no tale. All cartoonists reading my blog, I give this idea to you for free.

3 Comments:

Blogger Darrin Bell said...

You can't give that away for free; I've already copyrighted it. Expect a knock on your door from the copyright police.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Ianscot said...

Oh, please, you could have at least let them try "scroll bars on the right in the word balloon" and "scroll bars on this panel" first.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Ferrick said...

This blog has definitely caught the eye of some cartoonists out there. There do seem to be ones both online and in print that going to the Web to research their trade. Or is it just those that have blogs of their own?

No surprise from Darrin Bell. He's an old blue. Go Bears!

9:07 PM  

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