I spotted a forum thread yesterday on this topic, and I thought some of you might have some interesting input - how do you convey sarcasm in a comic?
“In normal life sarcasm is conveyed by tone of voice which obviously isn't available in a comic.
There are tricks using speech bubbles and fonts to represent an icy tone or a creepy tone, a whisper, etc. I was hoping someone has a good way to show that a character is speaking in a dry, sarcastic way. ”
As internet-goers, we're all aware of how hard it can be to make sarcasm understood through text alone. The added aspect of being able to show the speaker's face seems as though it should make the task easier, but I actually can't think of very many tips. You could have the character roll their eyes or elongate certain words (that's suuuuch a great ideaaa…), but those only seem to convey teenage girl-esque sarcasm.
How do you go about showing sarcasm in your comics? Comment below or in irrevenent's thread here!
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HippieVan at 12:00AM, Jan. 30, 2015
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