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Written as a satire on the comic devices cartoonists use, the book quickly became a textbook for art students. Walker researched cartoons around the world to collect this international set of cartoon symbols.
The names he invented for them now appear in dictionaries. Mort Walker is the creator of the comic strips "Beetle Bailey" and "Hi and Lois," with several hundred books in print including anthologies, childrens books, instruction and non-fiction. He has won many world-wide awards and founded the International Museum of Cartoon Art and serves as chairman. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description iUniverse.
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The Quick 10: 10 Words from the Lexicon of Comicana
Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois , wrote the book in and invented all of these words to more accurately describe the symbols that cartoonists use on their characters. They are really fun words. Say a few of them out loud; you're guaranteed to smile at least once. And, if you love the illustrations that help show exactly what these words mean, check out Paul Morris' cartoon, The Wavy Rule, at emdashes. If you watched SNL this weekend and saw Andy Samberg's Cathy impersonation, you experienced the verbal form of plewds. That's a briffit.
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An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company's distinctive lens. Leaders who are shaping the future of business in creative ways. New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine--even an entirely new economic system. If you were a cartoon character, canaries would erupt from your cracked skull and fly around in circles every time you hit your head. When you swore, your curse words would censor themselves as a long, seemingly random series of nonverbal iconography.
The Lexicon of Comicana
It was intended as a tongue-in-cheek look at the devices used by cartoonists. In it, Walker invented an international set of symbols called symbolia after researching cartoons around the world. He used terms such as grawlixes for his own amusement, but they soon began to catch on and acquired an unexpected validity. The Lexicon was written in response to this. The names he invented for them sometimes appear in dictionaries , and serve as convenient terminology occasionally used by cartoonists and critics.