Behind the Scenes: Lettering Next Week’s Comic
I enjoy hand lettering my comics, here’s a teaser of next week’s comic strip. It features the return of a fun character, Guilt Trip Ghost.
Yes, behold the many lines drawn with my trusty AMES Lettering Guide.
The lines are handier for lettering word/thought balloons, but they help with larger text too. You slide the lettering guide along a t-square, with a pencil in one of the holes, and it helps keep equal space between the lines. I use a mechanical pencil for the lines, and I ink with various pens (Microns, Pitt, and Copic Multiliners). I use the Microns and Pitt pens for the lines and small details, and I use the Copic brush pens for the fills.
You’ll see the final version this Monday, so don’t forget to come back. ::shakes fist::
Daniel J. Hogan is a geeky cartoonist and writer living in Michigan. Daniel is available for freelance writing and cartooning commissions (Contact Daniel). This post contains affiliate links, unless it doesn't.