Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Great Speech Balloon Revolution

for Mike Cannell


My daughter, Rudi, is making a movie for her Middle School film festival entitled "Speech Balloon Revolution," which is a 'pataphysical documentary (an allegoricumentary?) about the great speech balloon revolt. Rudi and I talked a lot about speech balloons during our recent holiday and her idea evolved from an earlier film that she created where a character ("Stickman") is transported into another dimension. His speech balloon is transported first and so his words arrive before him. Or wait. Was it the other way around? His body arrives first, then his speech balloon enters the alternative universe? I'll have to check. Either way is really interesting. When I sent the above strip to Mike Cannell, he said something to the effect of "if the speech balloons have started a revolution, can punctuation be far behind?"

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