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  • #8PgChallenge – STEP 11 – Lettering

  • buddyscalera

    Administrator
    September 16, 2020 at 6:23 am

    Wow, it’s really coming together. Step #11 of 12! Lettering. Post your lettering pages here.

    Also, check out the snazzy pages from Avengers Assemble lettered by Joe Sabino

    How to Letter Comic Art for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 11
    https://www.comicbookschool.com/how-to-letter-8-page-comic-story-8pgchallenge-step-11/

  • jarrod-elvin

    Member
    September 16, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Hi everyone!
    Here are my lettered pages, that also have some color-correction from my last post of the colored pages, and with some shading and glows for good measure! -So, if I’m not speaking too soon, I think these are my final pages. -Unless of course there is something I need to work on. Please let me know what you think! I can provide a high-res PDF of the final pages to where and when it is needed.
    -I just used digital typed fonts to create my lettering.

  • philipspace

    Member
    September 17, 2020 at 12:06 am

    @jarrodelvin That’s a fun read! As I was reading I realized that the dialogue balloons caused my eyes to focus on details that I had only glanced at previously as well, so it really made me soak in all the hard work you put into the artwork.

    The only suggestion I would have for dialogue would be the placement of the last balloon on panel 1 of page 3. My eye jumps to that balloon right after reading the first caption, which I know is out of sequence. I would recommend either moving that balloon down, or possibly into the second panel altogether to avoid confusion (which might be the better fix). That’s the only place where I found the balloon placement problematic, everything else was good.

  • jarrod-elvin

    Member
    September 17, 2020 at 6:36 am

    @philipspace Hey, thank you for reading! I was hoping the dialogue balloons would help to point out some of the characters, especially when they are becoming merged with the background and a bit lost in the detail. I’m glad they did! Thanks for the feedback. I’ll see what I can do about that dialogue balloon.

  • philipspace

    Member
    September 17, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Well, here are my lettered pages, such as they are. Typography is not my bag, so I used one of the Blambot.com fonts that Nate Piekos allows for non-commercial lettering called “Back Issues” for the dialogue. I’m happy with it, but I’m certainly open to editorial input.
    I went for a more “hand drawn” feel to the word balloons, I guess it reminded me of European comics. Thoughts, critiques, or commentary is of course welcome.

    I wasn’t sure if I would ever make it this far with this project, so no matter what I’m really proud of being a part of the work that everybody’s accomplished here.

    • zach

      Member
      September 24, 2020 at 12:00 am
      CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

      I loveee the idea of a group of time travelers who just keep picking up strays as they go back and forth in time. Has a real Bill and Ted vibe, tons of potential too. Would love to read more! 🙂

  • mikedoestheart

    Administrator
    September 18, 2020 at 12:23 am

    @philipspace – you’re killing it, bud. i like the hand drawn bubbles (i’m a fan of those myself) and back issues is a GREAT font. i don’t think personally that there’s an issue with the spacing in the type. If i can, my only observation on your killer work so far would be concerning the amount of bolded words throughout the comic. It may be the way the file was converted, but it seems like there is at least one bolded word per word bubble — I’m someone who’s done that in the past as well. I remember a published writer telling me that if there are a high amount of bolded words, that it’s intended purpose (to emphasize) becomes diminished because, in effect, now everything is emphasized. It may diminish the impact you intend to have. great stuff either way!

  • philipspace

    Member
    September 18, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Thank you for the feedback @mikedoestheart !
    I know that there’s a technique used in comics lettering to create emphasis around bolded words (which was kind of what I was aiming at) but if it doesn’t look right– then it just doesn’t look right.

    I’ll run another draft with the bolded words scaled back to see which version reads better. Much appreciated!

  • evolver

    Member
    September 18, 2020 at 9:58 pm
    CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

    attached are my letters (feedback welcome on the style as well as the actual flow of the script). I also made some corrections/enhancements to the colors after feedback at the color stage. I think the midtones are up enough now that they should print OK. Thanks all – i’ve though this whole process has been extremely helpful.

  • maryamsmarkers

    Moderator
    September 19, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Such amazing color palettes. The hues. Amazing.. .

  • maryamsmarkers

    Moderator
    September 19, 2020 at 9:08 am

    I’m giving mine a go…a peek. Still a work in progress.

    • zach

      Member
      September 24, 2020 at 6:39 pm
      CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

      I really dig this approach, esp the typography. This feels like it was all done traditionally, even the lettering is on the board?

  • jarrod-elvin

    Member
    September 20, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    @philipspace great work! Your story is a fun ride! I’d like to read more and learn more of the story and characters! I really dig your art style, especially with the cool angles you use (The panel with the key in the lock I think is especially cool and I’d like to incorporate more angles like that into my own work) One thing I would fix up is that ‘forest’ is spelled with only one R, you have it in there twice with two Rs. I don’t mean to sound rude or disrespectful, but I feel that it is more of a courtesy to point that out to you.
    @K S You have created a really cool and dark dystopian atmosphere in your work! Really great! The story moves forward and you can really feel the tension and looming threat.
    @maryamsmarksers Very interesting and fun character designs and story elements! I can’t wait to see the whole thing and find out more! Fantastic!

    • philipspace

      Member
      September 21, 2020 at 12:13 am

      One thing I would fix up is that ‘forest’ is spelled with only one R, you have it in there twice with two Rs. I don’t mean to sound rude or disrespectful, but I feel that it is more of a courtesy to point that out to you.

      @jarrodelvin Thank you for the compliment! For the record, pointing out spelling errors is neither rude nor disrespectful, it means you’re helping someone to make their sentence or story the best it can be. Never apologize for that, I obviously wouldn’t have caught it, and I thank you for pointing it out. Your courtesy is greatly appreciated. It’s the literary equivalent of pointing out when someone has toilet paper stuck to their shoe before going out. Embarrassing, but it would have been far worse if no one had said anything 😉

  • evolver

    Member
    September 20, 2020 at 8:22 pm
    CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

    Thanks for the comments @jarrodelvin it was quite a learning process. I thought yours came together really well too. It’s very slick and impressive, and the story moves quickly. Having seen your work first definitely pushed to try a little harder.

    does anyone know where we submit the final work and what format it needs to be in?

  • zach

    Member
    September 22, 2020 at 9:23 pm
    CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

    We’re running a little behind on colors but I think we’re gonna make the Friday deadline. Here are the pages with the finished letters!

    Edit: Just noticed an old version of P1 exported. Added!

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by  zach.
  • philipspace

    Member
    September 22, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    This story is awesome!

  • buddyscalera

    Administrator
    September 23, 2020 at 3:15 am

    I am seriously impressed with the work here. Well done, everyone. From the posts here, it looks like we have four complete stories for the challenge, which is pretty incredible!

    I’ll be working with the Council of the Willing on the details of the file formats, etc.

    You guys did such a good job giving each other feedback.

  • aesthetic-derelict

    Member
    September 24, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Hope I’m not too late with the lettered version of my comic! Here’s the completed “Kip Kerstromm: Man of Tomorrow’s Yesterday…From The Future In “The Battle of the Belly of the Beast.”

  • maryamsmarkers

    Moderator
    September 24, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    I love these. I spoke shortly to my students on this challenge. Many of them stated they have never read a comicbook and they have no idea where they would get one. I found it interested. It would be great to give these kids an opportunity to read over some of your comicbooks for a part of their learning exercises. We can discuss it in our meeting with the Council of the Willing. It’s an opportunity to use these stories as a lesson to engage kids while using the remote learning and it’s a change for exposure. Just a thought, I have many impulsive thoughts that are so great… I know, I know.

  • mikedoestheart

    Administrator
    September 25, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    On @krisburgos behalf I’m uploading the lettering to “Teddies: A Horrorbook” Book 2. I hope everyone digs it! We had a lot of fun with it.

  • buddyscalera

    Administrator
    September 26, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Great idea, @maryamsmark. I would love it if you could make an Educator’s Variant for us. We have not compiled the issues yet, so we have time.

    I know that the educational comics for the classroom usually include educational prompts. If you want to create the educational version, it would make it easy for other educators to leverage for the classroom. I would make a special landing page for that.

  • buddyscalera

    Administrator
    September 26, 2020 at 12:50 am

    And then there were six, thanks to @mikedoestheart & @krisburgos!

  • psysci

    Member
    September 26, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Hi all,

    Thanks to Philip for the bump!!!

    Here are the letters for Parasomniac.

    Will I be able to add colors after this?

    • zach

      Member
      September 26, 2020 at 8:02 am
      CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

      Really dig your style and the line work on the figures! Well done.

      I hope so re: adding colors. Maybe @BuddyScalera can chime in; I think the Bron story/team is about 1-3 days (end of weekend) from getting the colors done.

      • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by  zach.
  • krisburgos

    Moderator
    September 26, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Here’s Ragnarok Come: No Shelter. Written by @krisburgos w/ art by JP Vilchis.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by  krisburgos.
    • zach

      Member
      September 26, 2020 at 7:25 pm
      CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

      I really dig this! Strong Aja vibes from the line and shadow work on the comic. Well done!

  • krisburgos

    Moderator
    September 26, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Sorry about the multi post… I couldn’t find a way to delete my original which apparently had an upload error, and when I edited the post, it just stacked it on top of what I already had. facepalm

  • zach

    Member
    September 26, 2020 at 11:58 pm
    CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

    Apologies for the repost. Looks like I can update or delete previous posts, sooooo here’s the final Bron The Lucky comic, this time with colors!

  • aesthetic-derelict

    Member
    September 27, 2020 at 2:22 am

    The colors do wonders for establishing the mood of your story’s surreal landscape, @ottobot. Excellent work, all around.

  • jholder12

    Member
    September 27, 2020 at 5:20 pm
    CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

    Here is “Camriddeon and the Leighman Lurkers,” written by myself. Illustrated by @evanscale and lettered by Micah Myers

  • jarrod-elvin

    Member
    September 27, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Excellent work everybody! Really pro stuff! I’m so thrilled I’m part of this with so many awesome comic creators!
    Do we have the details on where and what format to deliver the final pages to @BuddyScalera ? I see we are beyond the due date on the calendar and I haven’t handed mine in yet

    • krisburgos

      Moderator
      September 28, 2020 at 2:18 am

      I second all of this! The quality of everyone’s work is really stellar and I am more than proud to have brought 2 stories to join these killer concepts and the opportunity to work with 2 artists on this was beyond fun. As for the actual anthology… is it still happening?? And I couldn’t find where to send the final PDFs as well. HELP!

  • psysci

    Member
    September 28, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    I sent my pdf to Buddy directly. Not sure what the plan going forward is yet. Since this is step 11 of 12 im expecting another forum post 😉

  • buddyscalera

    Administrator
    September 29, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Okay, Step 12 is available here:

    How to Submit Production Art for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 12
    https://www.comicbookschool.com/how-to-submit-art-for-8-page-comic-story-step-12/

  • andresbriano

    Member
    October 5, 2020 at 12:38 pm
    CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

    Right in the nick of time as it turns out.

    Fellow creators, for your consideration, here’s Gaston’s, Maja’s and my entry. Proud to be part of this 😀

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  andresbriano.
  • andresbriano

    Member
    October 5, 2020 at 12:51 pm
    CBS Forum Member: Forum Acolyte

    Right in the nick of time as it turns out.

    Fellow creators, for your consideration, here’s Gaston’s, Maja’s and my entry. Proud to be part of this 😀

    Apologies fopr the TIFF files up there. Could not find a way to delete them after publishing my reply.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  andresbriano.

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