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Educate Yourself With Bruce And Roos: Word Balloon

From the artist~

Okay, so it turns out my biggest pet peeve with amateur comics is people not knowing what proper reading order for word balloons is. You can’t just put them wherever is most convenient for the rest of the picture, unfortunately.

Naturally, this applies to English, manga has its reading priority facing the top-right of the panel instead and tends to finish columns before continuing rows, on account of the native top-bottom, right-left writing direction. (Though they still group panels into rows instead of columns, mind.)

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This only applies to comics in the Western style. Eastern-style comics are read right-to-left.

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9 days ago

Bongani said:
This only applies to comics in the Western style. Eastern-style comics are read right-to-left.

Pretty sure the same rules apply, just mirrored.

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THANK YOU. I can't believe how many comic creators are guilty of poor layout like this.

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