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WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Blambot

Hey, guys--

Props to loyal reader Charlie for submitting today's website of the day... which, admittedly, is kind of random and seemingly off-topic, but I thought it was so cool and interesting-- and, hopefully, helpful-- I wanted to pass it on to you all.

So, for all you comic book writers and graphic novelists, or filmmakers using chyrons and on-screen text, or writers/producers making online content...

Check out Blambot, a site specializing in downloadable comic book fonts, thought/dialogue bubbles, and sound effects. Most of these are for sale, but some are for free. Personally-- and I'm not a huge comics reader, although I like them-- I found it interesting just looking around the site and seeing some of the different "behind-the-scenes" elements of comic book storytelling (there's a list of interesting articles about comic-writing). Plus, they have links to some other fun comic resources, blogs, etc.

Anyway, check it out... it may not be useful for everyone, but I thought it was kinda interesting to poke around...

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