Sound effects in comics are cool. They just are. Is there another medium where sound is treated in such an abstract stylistic way?

In film and television sound is created, manipulated and stylized but it’s still sound. Vibrations carried through the air to our ears. The sound of someone sliding down a hill could be created on a sound stage by snapping some wood dowels in half and dragging a wood board through some dirt. In prose sound is described, sometimes in great detail, but it’s our individual life experiences that inform what our imagination  “hears” in the scene.

But comics are unique in that they show you sound. The syllables, the emphasis, the volume, all tailored to inform your ears through your eyes.

That’s cool.