Cartoon strips use images and words to tell a story. In cartooning, balloons
encase the words or thoughts of cartoon characters. The two types of
balloons are: (1) the solidly drawn speech balloons with carot leading to the
speaker, and (2) the cloud-like thought balloon using little round puffs
leading to the thinker.
Figure 4-5 shows an example of a speech balloon and a thought balloon.
Figure 4-5.Examples of balloons used in cartoons: A.
Speech balloon; B. Thought balloon.