Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Onomatopoeia: SLAP!

SLAP!: There is an art to onomatopoeia, a poetic blending of the verbal and the visual that is capable of instantaneously conveying great power and emotion. And, like any art form, onomatopoeia has its nuances. Simply presenting the literal term for a given comic book action in a bold font and bright colors would be missing the point completely, of course. There's no doubt about that.

Issue: All-Flash #28 (April-May 1947)

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