I love trade comics. I wish I had the skills to create my own illustrated world and find myself particularly drawn to the wacky visual cues for sound found within the medium. I've recently been cataloging Onomatopoeias from my favorite titles (INVINCIBLE, BAYOU, FABLES, REX MUNDI, CHEW). I am exploring ways in which I can continue my exploration of rhythm using accessible texts. Bim!
"It was Crane who pioneered the use of onomatopoeic sound effects in comics, adding "bam," "pow" and "wham" to what had previously been an almost entirely visual vocabulary. Crane had fun with this, tossing in an occasional "ker-splash" or "lickety-wop" along with what would become the more standard effects. Words as well as images became vehicles for carrying along his increasingly fast-paced storylines." MORE