SRoweCanoe at aol.com
Wed Apr 6 00:33:19 CEST 2005
In a message dated 4/5/2005 4:03:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
hjort at isds.duke.edu writes:
<<This is something I'd like to know, since I'm a cartoonist myself, and
at least in Finland, it's been more than customary that artist make
his/hers own speech balloons. I believe MARVEL (tm) has used similar
kind of approach through the years. All the way starting from 1940's.
Stan made his own dialog after the art work was finished. :-) >>
Actually here in the USA, it is the Letterer was makes the speech balloons.
While most artists indicate where the balloon should go, some leave no room.
And while Stan Lee and Marvel are credited for the art before words method
of comics writing, and it is true that he did indeed popularized it - Harry
Shorten was using this method at MLJ before Lee became an editor - and
apparently decades before Lee used it himself (circa 1958 - he used words first
in the 40s and early 50s)
hows that for comics trivia?
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