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Best way to convey a LOUD character without TYPING LIKE THIS?:

 1 Mr AHR, Sat, 28th May '11 7:49:04 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
See title.
There's an obvious alternative.

edited 28th May '11 7:56:02 AM by Dealan

 3 Mr AHR, Sat, 28th May '11 7:56:41 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
But bold implies emphasis doesn't it?
Usually, I use italics to emphasize something. Bold can be used either way.

edited 28th May '11 7:57:50 AM by Dealan

 5 chihuahua 0, Sat, 28th May '11 7:58:24 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Maybe <this>? Or !This!?

"Or maybe like this!" Chihuahua0 said, his voice so loud that it cause the overhead light to swing.

[up] I usually do this when my characters are thinking. But I use this if my character is spooky...

BUT AS HARRY POTTER HAD SHOWN US, SOMETIMES CAPS WORK TOO, IF DONE RIGHT!

edited 28th May '11 8:00:00 AM by chihuahua0

 6 Mr AHR, Sat, 28th May '11 8:00:46 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
BUT TOO MANY EXCLAMATION POINTS MAKE THINGS LOOK JUST AS BAD!!!!

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?!?!

Also, this is a graphic novel!!! No narration.

Dealan: I use both. It depends on what tone I want.

edited 28th May '11 8:01:37 AM by MrAHR

Wait a minute, you're writing a comic. Isn't bold the default type of shouting in comics? Especially in those that use only capital letters.

EDIT: I WAS NINNJAED!!!111!

edited 28th May '11 8:03:13 AM by Dealan

Graphic novel...

I only write straight prose, but if I want a character to yell, I use italics. It helps if you want to make their voice seem like it is rising or falling, and certain words have emphasis!

I'm not sure if that will work for you, though.

 9 Mr AHR, Sat, 28th May '11 8:03:49 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Well, comics USUALLY have a CAP FONT as their default, so they can't use all caps regardless.

I don't know if I will have a font like that or not, just that having someone yell in call caps makes things look...cheesy.

edited 28th May '11 8:04:13 AM by MrAHR

Do you have some of the pages drawn out, or designed? It might not like as bad when it is in the panels.

And I agree, it does look cheesy, but not in graphic novels, I think. I hate when I see it in a novel or short story.

edited 28th May '11 8:07:20 AM by BetsyandtheFiveAvengers

 11 chihuahua 0, Sat, 28th May '11 8:06:29 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
 12 Mr AHR, Sat, 28th May '11 8:07:59 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Well, you've read a bit of my graphic novel script.

And Nicky is the character who yells a lot
 13 Bobby G, Sat, 28th May '11 8:12:02 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
If they're really loud (like, multiple exclamation points loud, bold text isn't going to cut it loud), maybe you could also enlarge the font?
[up][up] Yes, he does.

Are you going to avoid typing in caps when you put up the next pages? You kind of don't need them, since you often have Nicky (Yelling) before his line.

edited 28th May '11 8:13:19 AM by BetsyandtheFiveAvengers

 15 Mr AHR, Sat, 28th May '11 8:14:10 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Well, he's not always "yelling, " that's just it. Sometimes he's just loudly exclaiming things, or loudly saying things.

Bobby G: I could do that. Hmmmm.

edited 28th May '11 8:14:27 AM by MrAHR

 16 chihuahua 0, Sat, 28th May '11 8:18:04 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
How about jagged speech bubbles? You know, like how thought bubbles are different from normal speech bubbles?

 17 Mr AHR, Sat, 28th May '11 8:18:32 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
I don't think it would work well on it's own.

"I don't like you" in jagged speech bubbles will still seem a bit restrained.

edited 28th May '11 8:20:27 AM by MrAHR

See ALL the stars!
Well, it seems restrained because the words are restrained. "I HATE YOU!" looks fine.

edited 28th May '11 8:40:25 AM by Yej

Da Rules excuse all the inaccuracy in the world. Listen to them, not me.
Just look at the avatar [up]. <jb>Jagged bubble</jb>, bold text, ALL CAPS!

That's how it's done.

edited 28th May '11 8:43:06 AM by Dealan

 20 Mr AHR, Sat, 28th May '11 8:43:30 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Even more impressive that it works, then?

 22 Bobby G, Sat, 28th May '11 8:45:03 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
But not large, bold, italicised caps in a jagged bubble with an exclamation point!
 23 chihuahua 0, Sat, 28th May '11 8:47:25 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
So basically, bold words in a row is the way to go!

See ALL the stars!
Yes, although GG is in allcaps, it usually isn't in bold jagged bubbles.

(Full size image, because my avatar probably won't hang around forever.)

edited 28th May '11 9:00:11 AM by Yej

Da Rules excuse all the inaccuracy in the world. Listen to them, not me.
 25 Mr AHR, Sat, 28th May '11 9:26:51 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
I guess zigged speech bubbles and both font styles are what I'll do.
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