Iconography Part 6 - Visual Vocabulary of Graphic Novels, Comic Books and Comic Strips
Physical action or stateStaggeration - The dotted lines tracing the path of an inebriated character.
Blurgits - Curved lines preceding or trailing after a character's moving limbs.
Briffits - Clouds of dust that hang in the spot of a swiftly departing entity.
Hites - Horizontal straight lines trailing after entity moving with speed.
Hites and puffs of smoke indicate great speed.
Sphericasia - Curved action line indicating great swing like a roundhouse punch.
That-a-tron - Lesser sphericasia indicating the repeated motion of pointing, usually a pair of curved lines parallel to the end of the pointing digit or object.
Agitrons - Wiggly lines around a shaking object or character. Lesser sphericasia indicating the repeated motion of a head shake, usually a pair of curved lines parallel to the head. (you often see these when a character is stunned by what they see) Double lines (one or more sets) - indicate vibration, movement, trembles or shaking
Swalloops - complete sphericasia. (classic example is the arc of Thor's swinging hammer)
Neoflect - Entity is brand spanking new.
Musical notes - singing
teardrops - crying
Bubbles coming from someone’s nose or mouth – inebriation
to be continued...
read next - Turn on the Night Lights
previous - I Knew You Were Trouble
Keep reading and follow me. If you have found this helpful, please let me know and share with other creators. Are the explanations clear and complete? Feel free to ask me questions.
Remember… Just Create!
If you are interested in further expanding your knowledge, then I recommend these books.
You can support this blog when you purchase a book by clicking the link below, I get a piece of the action and helps me to continue doing this blog. Support an artist today.
copyright 2013 H. Simpson