buum bom boom bonk!
July 17, 2008 10:08 AM   Subscribe

Retronomatopeya - cute collection of comic book images and language conveying sound and motion. Also see anastasiav's prior post: Ka-BOOM, the Dictionary of Comic Book Words on Historical Principles. (via oink!)

Other fun (mostly Spanish) retro graphics sets on flickr from el estratografico:
- old urban stuff
- old paper stuff
- 50s Spanish sci fi novels
- old 45s
posted by madamjujujive (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Surely, you meant ¡buum bom boom bonk!
posted by yhbc at 10:41 AM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

The awesomeness kept me going quite a while against the tide of flickr's UI.
posted by DU at 10:45 AM on July 17, 2008

I have one word for this: NGAA!
posted by wendell at 11:00 AM on July 17, 2008

posted by Debaser626 at 11:05 AM on July 17, 2008

I can dig it! dr_odio has some pretty cool vintage/weird sets—let's trade!
posted by carsonb at 11:24 AM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

No WANK, for shame
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:14 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by languagehat at 2:13 PM on July 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by zoinks at 2:13 PM on July 17, 2008

I learned to read at a very young age; 2 or earlier, my parents think. They don't know for sure because I was a very introverted child. They didn't find out until they'd walked by my room one day and heard a small voice saying, "Ka-sprooooingg! Whoooosh!"

I'd walked off with one of my dad's MAD magazine comic collections and was reading all of the sound effects.
posted by Metroid Baby at 2:46 PM on July 17, 2008

posted by not_on_display at 3:49 PM on July 17, 2008

My cousin, who's bilingual and grew up in Quebec, says that he always preferred to watch Batman in French because the sound effects cartooned on the screen were better:

«Paff! Spataflex Patau!»
posted by Turtles all the way down at 8:56 AM on July 18, 2008

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