For the record, I’m really happy with how all the laughing turned out here. Originally, I planned to do the “ha ha’s” as normal text in shared word balloons. But in the top panel, I realized it would be weird to have some balloons with dialogue mixed with other laughing balloons since it would just look like a jumble of balloons that would confuse reading order.

I knew I had seen laughter done as sound effects before, most notably for me in Batman: The Killing Joke. So I opted to do that here, with “ha ha’s” as sound effects floating around everyone, and I think it works great.