Monday, June 22, 2009

Sound Effects in Far Arden

Kevin's tour de force graphic novel Far Arden is hitting stores this month, and in honor of its unique* mix of cartoonishness and high adventure, I've compiled this list of the sound effects that grace its pages. Such a compendium of universally descriptive emanata has never before been seen because Kevin has a rare condition that we in the comic book business call onomatopoeia-deafness.

So here, for your pleasure, are the 271 sound effects in Far Arden. Be advised, if you read it very, very closely, there may be some spoilers.

PUNCH!
HEADLOCK!
CLICK!
LAND!
LEAP
CUT!
SLAM SHUT!
CHIP! CHIP! CHIP! CHIP!
FLING!
ROUNDHOUSE!
FACE PUNCH!!!
JUMP
RESCUE!!
EAT EAT EAT
DIVE!!
PUNCH!!
HUG!!
CONSUME CONSUME
DING
BURST IN!
WALL PUNCH!!
SCREAM
POWER RUN!!
PANT! PANT!
PANT! PANT! PANT! PANT! PANT! PANT! PANT! PANT!
UNTIE!
TEAR OPEN!!
HOP HOP
PUNCHIN' STANCE!!
FLYING BODY PUNCH!!
HIT HIT HIT HIT
HIT
CRUSH!!
LOCK!
SPIT
SLEEP. SLEEP. SLEEP.
SLEEP
SKIP
HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR
KNEE SLAP
HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR
ANGRY GRAB!
TUG
WALK TOWARD DOOR
SCREAM
OPEN
<-REVEAL->
SQUINT
BLISTER BLISTER
DRAG INSIDE
RCAN ATTACK!
RIP!
FOLD!
TUCK!
BREAK THROUGH!
KICK OPEN!
PUNCH!
PREPARE...
PUNCH ONE!
PUNCH TWO!!
HIDE!!
RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN
MISS!
WHUMP
SMASH
PUNCH PREPARATION
RUN
DUCK
CRANK CRANK
CRANK
CLEAR THROAT
BEAT BEAT
GASP!
FACE KICK!
SLICE!!
KICK!
HIT!
JUMP!
CHATTER
KICK
CLIMB!
LOCK!
POUND POUND POUND
FEEL!
RUB
RATTLE!
WRAP! WRAP!
BREAK THROUGH
SQUIRM SQUIRM
CLIMB!
DUST OFF!
RUN
RUN AWAY
LOOK LOOK
HANG UP.
KNOCK KNOCK
YANK! CONCEAL! HIDE! STUFF!
RESTRAIN
MOPE.
LISTFUL KICK!
ANGRY ORPHAN PUNCH!
WHIMPER
SNAP
PAT PAT
HUMAN-SIZED BITE!
CRACKLE!
BICKER! BICKER! BICKER!
SLICE
RUN AWAY!
PUSH OFF!!
MID-AIR GROIN GRINDER
TUCK 'N' ROLL...
...AND RECOVER!
GROAN
MISS!!
DODGE!
MISS
DUCK!
HIGH-FIVE!
ROLL!
SCOOP!
PEEK
INHALE!
CAST ASIDE
COMMOTION COMMOTION!
SNUB
HUG
HUG
HUG
PULL ASIDE
FACE AWAY
DIVE!
SHIVER SHIVER SHIVER
RUN
ROAR
THROW UP A LITTLE IN MOUTH
MID-AIR GROIN GRINDER
PUNCH!
THROW
HUG!
KICK
CHOMP
RUMMAGE
TWIST OFF
STRANGLE
POUR
DRINK
UNCLIP
POUR
WRITE WRITE
SHAKE!
RUN RUN
HANDSHAKE!!
CLIMB! CLIMB!
OPEN
RECORK
FLAP FLAP FLAP
FLAP FLAP
FLAP FLAP FLAP
AWAKEN
TIE
RUN
SCAMPER!!
HUFF 'N' PUFF
BORED KICK
LIGHTS FLICKER!
SPIN
WRAP
RUN
HIT
BREAK!
KICK!YANK!
PULL!!
PUNCH PUNCH
CAST ASIDE
FLICKER BACK ON!
BONK.
STRUGGLE! STRUGGLE!
TIGHTEN
ROLL
LIGHT
DRAG ASHORE
RUN RUN
TWIST!
PULL! CRUNCH CRACK BREAK
SOCK!!!
UNVEIL!!!
FOLD
POSSIBLY GIVING WAY
TIGHTEN!
RUN!
BEE LINE
LOCKED!
POUND! POUND! POUND! POUND! POUND! POUND!
TIE
HUG!
RUMBLE!!
FALL
CLICK
STRUGGLE
LIGHTS FLICKER
BREAK IN!!
SHUT DOWN!
SMASH
CLIMB IN!
PUNCH!
WHUMP
POP!
SCURRY!
GRAB!!
WIPE
RUB
JUMP!
DIVE!
KICK OPEN!!
DRAG OUTSIDE!
HEADLOCK
PULL OFF SUNGLASSES!
BLISTER!!
HUG
WALK INSIDE
HOODIE STRING PULL
SOB!!
CRY CRY CRY
CRY CRY CRY CRY
CRY CRY CRY
PULL ASIDE
GESTICULATE
TURN AROUND
DOUBLE TAKE!
KISS
SNIFF SNIFF DRINK
SCRAMBLE
SIT
GRUMBLE
KICK!
DOUBLE-FIST PUNCH!!
FIST CATCH! FIST CATCH!
WIPE
CRAWL UNDER COVERS
NUZZLE
UNMASK
CLIMB!!
RUN!
BARK! BARK! BARK!
RETURN
PICK!
SUCCULENT BITE!
NOTICE!
PULL
RUNNING HUG!
SQUINT
KNOCK KNOCK
HANDSHAKE!
SCRAMBLE
HUG!
TUG
CHEW
CHEW CHEW CHEW CHEW CHEW CHEW
GET UP!
PANT! PANT! PANT!
CONVULSE CONVULSE
LIFT!!
CONVULSE! CONVULSE!
LIFT!
TWITCH
NOTICE!
TUCK IN POCKET
SHUT FIRMLY!
SNIFF
SHRUG.
OPEN

*unique, that is, until his next book.

6 comments:

David Steinlicht said...

Excellent testimonial to those anti-sound sound effects. (And a heck of a research job.)

Daniel J. Olson said...

So, this is what you did with your weekend?

Sarah Morean said...

HA HA HA!! That list is enormous! I thought it would never end. I stopped reading and just began scrolling...it reminded me of another Scott McCloud thing. "The Infinite Canvas."

Zander Cannon said...

Dan-- it's what I did with a weekend about 3 months ago, yes.

Leigh Walton said...

Awesome!

What about "RCAN ATTACK!" on p. 94? Can we get a ruling on that one?

Zander Cannon said...

Fair enough. In it goes.