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Transcript of original artwork for El Deafo

[Top left panel]

VISUAL CLUES

What do you see while a person is talking to you?

[Top center panel]

…A pear.

[Top right panel]

…A bear.

[Second row left panel]

CONTEXT CLUES

Where are you while a person talks to you? What’s going on around you during the conversation?

[Second row center panel]

…A pear!

[Second row right panel]

…A bear!

[Outside of second row]

Groc store/camping

[Third row left panel]

Hello!

GESTURAL CLUES

What does a person do with his hand and body when he talks to you? What kinds of faces does he make when he talks to you?

[Third row center panel]

…a pear!

[Third row right panel]

…a bear!

[Outside of third row]

yummy/fear

[Bottom row left panel]

Huh?

BUT…

It’s not ideal!

Mistakes are made!

[Bottom row center panel]

I see a pear!

[Bottom row right panel]

[Bunny on the left] Mmm! I see a bear!

[Bunny on the right] Eww.

[Outside of bottom row]

fear/yummy

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