352 – Toying with Comic Silence

352 – Toying with Comic Silence

This is for IRL Renold, who came back to the area today to visit! Hi, Renold! I missed you!

And it also gave me an excuse to screw around with the perception of sound in comics. Now you will read his lines in a Midwestern accent, won’t you?

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  1. Dragonson says:

    Crap, what’s those blue boxes!?
    Is he a… Psychic?
    No wait, that’s just art.

    Great idea to whoever of you two came up with it. ;)

  2. Baughbe says:

    Great, now I’ll always hear him as somebody who moved from Mississippi to Boston at about the age of 13.

  3. Sarah says:

    I actually heard it in British after the first paragraph and now I can’t get that idea out of my head…

  4. Mikey says:

    Ha, I’m from the mid west so I read all the characters in that accent. :P

  5. Well, I used to live in Cleveland and that accent sounded pretty much like standard American to me….

  6. drmike says:

    Of course we could make him sound like anything from Jimmy Carter to Mr. T.

  7. MrGBH says:

    I’m from Essex, so I speak with an Estuary accent (For comparison, it’s very similar to BBC English but with slightly longer vowels and less T’s), so I naturally read most characters with something approaching that, unless they’re done phonetically.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I know the inspiration behind most of the characters, so I imagine most of them speaking in that person’s voice.

    Suck on THAT, beeches.

  9. SirBaggs says:

    I’ve lived in the Midwest and read with a Midwest accent (unless it’s said otherwise) but for some reason I talk with a Boston/Southern accent.

  10. CyberSkull says:

    No, I never bother reading with an accent unless the writer puts one in phonetically.

  11. Monoshift says:

    For some reason I assumed he was australian.

  12. L says:

    I’m fom Ohio myself, so everyone has that accent to me

  13. E says:

    Actually I started reading it in the old spice voice.

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