History Main / BriffitsAndSqueans

21st Nov '15 8:16:47 AM nombretomado
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In a ''BloomCounty'' Sunday strip for August 5, 1987, Berke Breathed came up with alternate names for some of the above terms, still popular today. In the order they appeared:

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In a ''BloomCounty'' ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' Sunday strip for August 5, 1987, Berke Breathed came up with alternate names for some of the above terms, still popular today. In the order they appeared:
4th Jul '15 5:19:33 PM Adept
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Mort Walker of ''BeetleBailey'' and ''HiAndLois'' fame is also credited with creating a bunch of nonsense words for the shorthand symbols used in NewspaperComics. In 1980 he released a book called ''The Lexicon of Comicana'' that listed and defined all of these terms. Many of the terms were adopted by other cartoonists, and even incorporated into cartooning how-to books, although those of us outside the industry (or just preferring to not sound crazy) will usually still use expressions like "dust clouds" and "motion lines".

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Mort Walker of ''BeetleBailey'' ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' and ''HiAndLois'' ''ComicStrip/HiAndLois'' fame is also credited with creating a bunch of nonsense words for the shorthand symbols used in NewspaperComics. In 1980 he released a book called ''The Lexicon of Comicana'' that listed and defined all of these terms. Many of the terms were adopted by other cartoonists, and even incorporated into cartooning how-to books, although those of us outside the industry (or just preferring to not sound crazy) will usually still use expressions like "dust clouds" and "motion lines".
25th Dec '14 7:01:02 PM Elusivehawk
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->''"As can be seen, without proper familiarity with the graphic symbols, a comic sequence such as this would make no sense whatsoever. Lord knows, we don't want that."''
-->--'''Berke Breathed'''



->"As can be seen, without proper familiarity with the graphic symbols, a comic sequence such as this would make no sense whatsoever. Lord knows, we don't want that." --Berke Breathed.
3rd Oct '12 7:11:43 PM Willbyr
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18th Jan '12 3:08:18 PM DeckardCanine
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'''Surprisles:''' see '''Emanata'''

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'''Surprisles:''' see '''Emanata'''
See '''Emanata'''.



'''Moovles:''' see '''Blurgists'''

'''Sweatles:''' see '''Plewds'''

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'''Moovles:''' see '''Blurgists'''

See '''Blurgits'''.

'''Sweatles:''' see '''Plewds'''
See '''Plewds'''.



'''Poofles:''' see '''Briffits'''

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'''Poofles:''' see '''Briffits'''
See '''Briffits'''.



'''Boozles:''' see '''Squeans'''. In the comic, they're [[FrothyMugsOfWater "root boozles"]] since Milo isn't old enough to drink.

'''Cranial Smoke:''' see second definition of '''Indotherm''' ("Carcinogenic if inhaled")

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'''Boozles:''' see See '''Squeans'''. In the comic, they're [[FrothyMugsOfWater "root boozles"]] since Milo isn't old enough to drink.

'''Cranial Smoke:''' see See second definition of '''Indotherm''' ("Carcinogenic if inhaled")
inhaled").
16th Feb '11 3:08:19 PM Madrugada
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Added DiffLines:

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6th Nov '10 7:05:08 AM artman40
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Not all those phenomena are comic-exclusive. Some of these can also be found in cartoons and other media.

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Not all those phenomena are comic-exclusive. Some of these can also be found in cartoons and cartoons, other media.
media or internationally recognized symbols.
5th Nov '10 4:37:04 PM artman40
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Mort Walker of ''BeetleBailey'' and ''HiAndLois'' fame is also credited with creating a bunch of nonsense words for the shorthand symbols used in NewspaperComics. In 1980 he released a book called ''The Lexicon of Comicana'' that listed and defined all of these terms. Many of the terms were adopted by other cartoonists, and even incorporated into cartooning how-to books, although those of us outside the industry (or just preferring to not sound crazy) will usually still use expressions like "dust clouds" and "motion lines". This is a list of some of the more well known ones:

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Mort Walker of ''BeetleBailey'' and ''HiAndLois'' fame is also credited with creating a bunch of nonsense words for the shorthand symbols used in NewspaperComics. In 1980 he released a book called ''The Lexicon of Comicana'' that listed and defined all of these terms. Many of the terms were adopted by other cartoonists, and even incorporated into cartooning how-to books, although those of us outside the industry (or just preferring to not sound crazy) will usually still use expressions like "dust clouds" and "motion lines". lines".

Not all those phenomena are comic-exclusive. Some of these can also be found in cartoons and other media.

This is a list of some of the more well known ones:
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