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Diving Into Comic Lettering and Design

I enjoy comic books. I’ve been reading and collecting since I was a kid, but it was never really something that I could see myself doing professionally. Recently my wife and I went out for our anniversary dinner and the conversation turned to our goals, both personal and professional, for the next year of our lives. I’d been mulling it over up until that point, but right then I decided to try my hand at comic book lettering and design.

Home(Here’s a link to a 5mb large version of the image above)

I feel design is something that just comes naturally to some people. I’ve found this is the case with lettering as well. Right out of the gate, I feel pretty good about my work. I already know Illustrator well, and I know most of the ins and outs of printing.

Two days after making this decision, /r/ComicBookCollabs announced a two-page comic contest in the interest of teaming up creatives without having to commit to a long term or large project. So far, I’ve joined four teams and have submitted one complete work, Home, which can be seen above. As I’m the last step in the process, it remains to be seen if the other three will reach me by the submission deadline, but I hope so.

I’ve also joined theย Weaselmeizters team as of issue #3, which I’m working on now. Weaselmeizters is an ongoing title that was successfully funded on IndieGoGo back in September. Issue #1 is currently available with #2 on it’s way.

2 Comments on "Diving Into Comic Lettering and Design"

  • Does this mean I need to start reading those credits pass the writer and artist? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Congratulations! This is so awesome. I remember when you mentioned possibly doing design work for the comic book industry and am happy you are starting to make it happen. It must feel pretty cool to see your name in the credits like that.

    • I’m the one putting my name in the credits like that ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Hopefully you’ll see something on a shelf in your comic shop one day.

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