It’s been a while (always end up signing stained in my head when I write or read that).
I have been a very busy boy lately on the comic book front and its bloody great.
You will see from the previous posts that I started to teach myself to draw and I am still doodling away but not as much as the first few weeks and the reason is lettering, more specifically ‘Comic Book Lettering’.
In my quest to understand and learn all aspects of what makes a comic book I started to play around with lettering, it started as just to understand what a letterers job is but I have actually fallen a bit in love with it, fallen down the lettering rabbit hole if you will.
DON’T PANIC, I am still writing as well, couldn’t stop that but I can see most of my spare time when not writing & reading comics lettering them.
Already being the owner of Manga Studio and Photoshop I started in them, I currently exploring the joys of Illustrator and if it’s actually worth the £17.15 a month and also I already have a few (yes FEW) lettering gigs lined up.
First up I will be lettering most of an anthology which is coming out from the ‘Silver City Comics’, this is a group I am part of who meet once a month and is a chance for creators to chat and discuss comic book creating and hook up for projects and the like.
The group is full of some ace people and volume 2 of said anthology is already planned for next year so hopefully I won’t just be lettering in it but also have a story in there as well 🙂
Next up I will be lettering my own comic ‘The Odd Lot’ which by the way is 11 pages complete already and looks FREAKING AWESOME.
Also I have managed to bag the lettering gig on a web comic too so that pretty exciting even if I can’t tell you anything about it yet.
Just because i dont have any images to share yet, here is one of my drawings 🙂
I’ve actually been doing a lot of practice pages which is helping me practice the lettering along with different styles and logo’s, will be uploading to my Deviant Art soon and when I do I will share with you.
In the future hopefully can balance writing and lettering because I don’t think I can give one up.
Next time will post an update on ‘The Odd Lot’ with maybe a teaser or two 😉
Take it easy