Two more Bizarro balloons

The speech balloon as physical object, in a continuing series of Wayno / Piraro Bizarro cartoons on the theme. Previously on this blog, my 5/18/22 posting “Orienting your speech (balloon)”, in which speech balloons have front sides and back sides. And now the 5/19 cartoon, in which you can record what’s in a balloon by plugging into it. And the 5/21 cartoon, in which the speaker’s laryngitis manifests itself as an empty balloon; it’s the balloon that’s afflicted.

Old business. From 5/18.

(#1) (If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 3 in this strip — see this Page.)

New Business: 5/19.

(#2) In which we see that the contents of a speech balloon can be accessed by mechanical devices (4 symbols in this one)

New Business: 5/21.

(#3) The point is that he’s not just failing to speak, but that he’s unable to; his balloon is empty because it’s afflicted (3 symbols in this one)

One Response to “Two more Bizarro balloons”

  1. Mitch4 Says:

    Wayno, on his comics blog, discusses how all six of last week’s weekday/Saturday Bizarro comics dealt with speech (or thought) balloons in some “meta” way or another.

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