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Why are American comic strips written in all capital letters? I'm reading American comic strips recently. I find that all of them are written by capital letters. Please tell me why.
Mar 26, 2011 5:03 AM
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Mainly, it's to prevent letters from running together. All capital letters are exactly the same height. But some lowercase letters have tails that project below the baseline: g, j, p, q, and y. These tails can overlap letters on the line below, making the text difficult to read. You can prevent this by spacing your lines of text farther apart, but that means fewer lines will fit inside your word balloon. By using all capitals, you can space lines closer together, and fit more words in a balloon above the cartoon character..
March 26, 2011
So that Chinese kids can read them too. Ahahahahahaha....
March 26, 2011
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