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Special-effects lettering

A method of drawing attention to the text; it often highlights onomatopoeia and reinforces the impact of words such as boom!

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Dialogue balloons

Contain communication between/among characters

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Thought balloons

Contain characters thoughts

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Captions

Contain narrators information about a scene or character

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Panel

a distinct segment of the comic, containing a combination of image and text and endless variety

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Frame

The lines and borders that contain the panels

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Gutter

The space between framed panels

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Bleed

Image that extends to and/or beyond the edge of the panel

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Foreground

The panel/visual "closest" to the viewer

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Mid ground

Allows centering of image by using natural resting place for vision

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Background

Provides additional, subtext yak information for the reader

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Graphic weight

Describes the way some images draw the eye more than others, creating a definite focus using color and shading in various ways including: light and dark shades, dark toned images, etc.