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Two Page Comic Contest Winner

Two Page Comic Contest Winner

I mentioned in my last post that I entered a two page comic contest recently on reddit. I’m thrilled to report that Terminal C (which you can read below), one of the three entries I was part of, has won Best Overall Comic. Not only that, but our team won the rest of the honors as well. Orlando Caicedo was named Best Artist, Sean Callahan named Best Colorist, and I was named Best Letterer. Best Writer honors did go to our Writer, Matt Hill, but not for Terminal C. He won for his story on Home, which I also worked on.

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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 the 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.