Tag: lettering

At Least It’s Not Comic Sans

Something that I think is obvious about graphic novels is that imagery and art is very differing in style and application depending on the artist. However, I only recently discovered the use of stylized font in a graphic novel can achieve personality in a work. I discovered this by reading Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. While the imagery… Read more →

Read Between the Lines

On Thursday we discussed Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, in particular the role lettering plays in comics. As a form of literature comics project meaning very differently than a novel or an essay. The most glaring difference is the visual reference that makes up a substantial part of the actual storytelling. While the words are important, there are far fewer words… Read more →

Down To The Letter

Having the opportunity to take part in the creation of a comic has really opened my eyes to the attention-to-detail that creating (and reading) comic texts requires. In traditional texts, every detail can be considered important, down to what beverage the character chooses to have with their breakfast. If the detail was included, the author obviously thought it was important… Read more →