Quote Originally Posted by random11 View Post
There are just too many ways to go around the restrictions, and there is nothing special about replacing word balloons with written messages on a square panel, not to mention the option to use telepathy or the fact that this is a book related story so I expect many walls of text as pages in books.

I'll praise it as innovative if and when I see something different, but my levels of trust in this project are not high for obvious reasons.
Exactly. In a comic, the difference between dialogue, thought balloons, and in-world text is largely superficial. Deciding not to use one isn't that big of a deal.