September 30, 2023

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YouTube Selection: The History Of The Comic Book Word Balloon

Where did word balloons come from? YouTube channel Nerdsync looked into that.

If you have ever read a comic book or strip of any kind, then you’ve seen a word balloon.  Where did they come from, and why has the thought balloon become a lot more scarce in modern comics?

YouTube channel NerdSync actually looked into it.’

NerdSync’s video title focuses on thought balloons, sure, but he actually does look into the history of the word balloon and even talks to a comic letterer.  It’s informative on a topic I doubt most comic readers put a lot of thought into.  See below for details.