Wednesday Support – Why You Should Letter Your Comics – Carman Kay

This post is a repost of another blogger I came across in my searches for resources for aspiring comic artists. Please enjoy and check out Carman Kay’s website here.

Out of everything I have been passively practicing on in my recent comics, I have not thoroughly garnered such a sense of love for this until just recently. And that is: the awesomeness of Lettering. Lettering comics nowadays, especially in webcomics isn’t as common as it used to be with the fact that it’s a […]

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Wednesday Support – Breaking into Comics and Others

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Good morning,

This weeks support comes from many different threads and web searching. I remember when I started writing seriously and I found it difficult to find concise help and information so I do hope this Wednesday blog does that. Thanks for all those that have submitted or shared links.

The first is an article about breaking into the comics industry by Dark Horse Editor Jim Gibbons.

Breaking into Comics by Jim Gibbons

The next link comes from Fred Van Lente who has create a really cool info graph about common errors new writers make. Would recommend you check it out.

The top 5 mistakes people make when creating comics by Fred Van Lente

The next link has to do with writers learning to appreciate their artist collaborators which I think is oft over looked when you are new to comics.

The reality of drawing by John Chalos

Sticking with the theme of today, I though this was a great little comic about breaking into the industry by C. Spike Trotman.

This is Everything I I Know by C. Spike Trotman.

Writers, don’t be like this.

Illustrations of the People Who Want You to Work For Free by BOOOOOOOM.

The real cost for paying someone to work on your comic.

Scott Snyder Makes More on Wytches than Batman – The Price of Working in Comic Books by Rich Johnston.

The last post today comes from Charles Soule and Jim Zub.

So you Wanna Write Comics? by Patrick Dane.

All the best,

N. S. Paul

Wednesday Support – Catch up!

Good evening,

I thought I would just do a quick we post on all the different topic I’ve covered so far.

Wednesday Support – Lettering

Wednesday Support – Lettering and colouring resources

Wednesday Support – Anthologies

Wednesday Support – Comic Balloons and clarity

More updates will be coming but please do check the above links out and develop your own craft.

All the best,

N. S. Paul

Wednesday Support – Lettering

Good morning everyone,

This weeks resources is more a question and answer FAQ regarding common lettering issues from Comicraft, one of the big names of the lettering world.

Click the picture below to be taken to FAQ part of Comicraft’s site.screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-19-25-12

Regards,

N. S. Paul

Wednesday Support – Lettering and colouring resources

Good morning,

This week I’ve got two resources that I have really found useful in developing not only my lettering skills but also my colouring skills.

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The first comes from Comicraft and is all about lettering. I’ve found this guide really helpful due to the references to Adobe Illustrator and the different approaches to not only speech bubbles but to SFX and additional tips and tricks for lettering. You can pick up your copy from most retailers.

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The second is a free resource for colouring. I found this really clear and easy to follow and I’m looking forward to exploring this technique with black and white art. You can check out the resource here.

See you next Wednesday.

All the best,

N. S. Paul