minicomics live 5 –post 23 (lettering and technical difficulties)

First of all, sorry for the delay in this post.  We have (as they say) been experiencing technical difficulties.  What’s gone wrong?  What hasn’t gone wrong?  The list includes, but isn’t limited to: fountain pen seal failures,  computer crashes, email problems, download errrors, and the real capper, the failure of the absolutely essential overhead light in the studio– and I don’t think it’s just a burnt out light bulb either.  I’ve dealt with the other stuff myself or left it to my providers to fix (and I think they’ve done so), but the light fixture will have to wait for help.  So there won’t be any after hours drawing for a while.

Luckily, I managed to get all of my lettering done before it started to get dark:lettering-studio-2If you click on the photo, you can even read some if it.  Like all of my lettering, it ranges from “readable, in an extremely naive style that some generous people claim to find pleasant” to “crummy”, but it’s my lettering and my drawings just don’t look right to me without it.  Anything with a line through it will be replaced at the end of the process, and the rest of it always looks better when the art around it is also inked.  This particular comic has one huge advantage when it comes to lettering:letteringmimepagesfour whole pages that are in mime with no lettering at all!  That’s one third of the total, and I say that’s great.  I think I may be ready to do another comic that’s all in mime.

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4 Responses to minicomics live 5 –post 23 (lettering and technical difficulties)

  1. Layla Lawlor says:

    A wordless comic sounds like an interesting challenge, actually! I like your lettering, though. I think it looks just fine — it’s easily readable, and has much more charm and character than computer lettering could ever hope to match.

    I’m sorry to hear you’re having so many problems. Hopefully the next few days will be smoother.

  2. Pam Bliss says:

    My previous mime comic, Dog, Bone, Spirit, is a great favorite of mine, enough so that I am taking some copies to SPX this year. I don’t think anyone on the East Coast has seen it in years. Thanks for the kind words about the lettering– I actually quite like it on the finished page and in print, but it always looks awful while I’m doing it.

    Except for the lighting failure, all of these problems are familiar ones that crop up sporadically. It’s just my bad luck when they happen all at once!

  3. Layla Lawlor says:

    Oh yes, I remember Dog, Bone, Spirit now that you’ve reminded me — and I think it’s a lovely work of art; I can see why it’s a favorite! I still have my copy around here somewhere in this mess. 🙂

  4. Pam Bliss says:

    Thanks. Let me know if you can’t find yours.

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