Things aren’t looking too good for our pals. At least this gives me a chance to make (off-model) references to some of my favorite fantasy things for the sake of visual gags. There’s the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings, the Director from The Adventure Zone, and everyone’s favorite happy mage Raistlin from Dragonlance. The background in panel seven is also a reference to the background of a Dragonlance painting.
Behind the Scenes: see my original drawing for this comic and more on Patreon
If you think the font looks different in this comic, well, you aren’t going crazy. At least not in regard to today’s comic.
I decided to give Blambot fonts a try and I’m regretting not trying it from the start. Yes, gone are the days of me tracing the typed font. Even though I always liked the look of my traced letters, it became a laborious task as the years went on. It was time to try something new, and that’s why I tried Blambot fonts.
Blambot offers a bunch of free fonts! Indie creators are free to use these, and should. Their fonts are way better than the system fonts which came with Clip Studio Paint. I might buy a premium font or two eventually as a thank you.
Aside from looking better, the digital fonts make it easier to re-write or edit dialogue on the fly or later in the process. Plus, it speeds up my page pace, which is always good. My Foxes & Boxes comics are more dialogue heavy than my older comics too, so this was a much welcomed change in my comic making process. Switching over to a long-form narrative comic means changing some parts of my process from time to time. It’s OK to shake things up!
Also, I don’t apologize for the clerics/paperwork joke.
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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.