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Having drawn thousands of speech balloons over the years, I have my own opinions on the subject, but as suggested by Vincent, there is no wrong way to make the "tail" on a word balloon. The stylistic choice made by your artist is just fine and reads as "word balloon", though traditionally, the angle at which the tail meets the balloon is a bit more acute. ...


Type designer Hermann Zapf created a typeface specifically for this purpose: AMS Euler. I guess it is both easily comprehensible and readable, if it is also beautiful to look at, you will have to decide for yourself. Read more about it on the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMS_Euler

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