Go Back   Digital Webbing Forums > Talent Engine > Lettering Showcase

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
Piekos
Blambot Font Guy
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 1,311
Piekos has disabled reputation

5 (And 5 More!) Amateur Lettering Mistakes





~N
__________________
Blambot Comic Fonts & Lettering
http://www.blambot.com
Piekos is offline   Reply With Quote
Connect With Facebook to "Like" This Thread

Old 06-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
lordmagnusen
Comics Mercenary
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 247
lordmagnusen will become famous soon enough

Brilliant. Already learned them from tutorials by you, Rich Starkings, and Jim Campbell, but they're good to have handy and share (as I did) on FB.
lordmagnusen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
t_orzechowski
Old School student
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 669
t_orzechowski will become famous soon enought_orzechowski will become famous soon enough

Oh, does this ever need to be entered in the "New Letterers, Read This" section. Otherwise, it'll be lost in the scroll in just a few days.
t_orzechowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
lordmagnusen
Comics Mercenary
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 247
lordmagnusen will become famous soon enough

What Tom said.
lordmagnusen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
Clem Robins
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 916
Clem Robins has a spectacular aura aboutClem Robins has a spectacular aura aboutClem Robins has a spectacular aura about

i guess i should stop doing those ten things.
Clem Robins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
Jeff LeBlanc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montreal
Posts: 94
Jeff LeBlanc will become famous soon enough

Amen! Please promote this to stick at the top of the lettering forum.
Jeff LeBlanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 09:44 AM   #7
Todd Klein
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 186
Todd Klein will become famous soon enoughTodd Klein will become famous soon enough

Number nine reminds of a funny comment I once got from an ad exec on some lettering I did for a Superman ad. There was a thought balloon coming from Clark Kent as he entered a phone booth, something like "Now it's time for me to change to Superman!" As always, I put the trail of small bubbles leading toward his forehead. The ad exec told me they should go to his mouth instead. "Do you think with your mouth?" I asked innocently. There was no reply, and the change was not required. I always wondered if that exec realized he was guilty as charged...
Todd Klein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #8
vartemis
Onomonopiaphile
 
vartemis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 550
vartemis is a jewel in the roughvartemis is a jewel in the roughvartemis is a jewel in the roughvartemis is a jewel in the rough

Quote:
Originally Posted by Todd Klein View Post
"Do you think with your mouth?"
Well truthfully Todd, I've been accused on more than one occasion of not thinking with my head.

j
vartemis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 01:28 PM   #9
HdE
I really like beer.
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 165
HdE is on a distinguished road

Quote:
Originally Posted by Todd Klein View Post
I always wondered if that exec realized he was guilty as charged...
That's priceless!

I've already lost count of the times I've had to message a client and tell them how the changes they've asked for run contrary to good design. Sometimes, even when I explain the reasons politely and comprehensively, I get told 'yeah, whatever, just do it how we want.' Not cool.

Next time somebody complains about your page rate, fellas, be sure to explain to them that getting this stuff correct is what they're paying for.
HdE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #10
WarrenM
Will Lill Comics
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 33
WarrenM is on a distinguished road

Great examples of bad things.
WarrenM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2012, 08:46 PM   #11
CHWolf
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: In the Conservatory, with the Revolver.
Posts: 5,623
CHWolf is a name known to allCHWolf is a name known to allCHWolf is a name known to allCHWolf is a name known to allCHWolf is a name known to allCHWolf is a name known to allCHWolf is a name known to allCHWolf is a name known to allCHWolf is a name known to all

I violate 2 & 6 from time to time. Only in the case of panels with very little vertical room or completely inappropriate placement of first and second speaking characters, respectively.

For example, with 6, what would be the suggestion if character #1 is to the right and low, while character #2 is to the left and high?

For example...

_________
| 2
|_____1__

Keeping in mind 1 speaks first.

Assume the dialogue is lengthy on both counts.
CHWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 07:22 AM   #12
khperkins
Out the airlock
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 240
khperkins will become famous soon enough

Quote:
Originally Posted by CHWolf View Post
I violate 2 & 6 from time to time. Only in the case of panels with very little vertical room or completely inappropriate placement of first and second speaking characters, respectively.

For example, with 6, what would be the suggestion if character #1 is to the right and low, while character #2 is to the left and high?

For example...

_________
| 2
|_____1__

Keeping in mind 1 speaks first.

Assume the dialogue is lengthy on both counts.
My suggestion: slap the artist.
khperkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #13
JimCampbell
Letterer
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 1,152
JimCampbell is just really niceJimCampbell is just really niceJimCampbell is just really niceJimCampbell is just really niceJimCampbell is just really nice

Quote:
Originally Posted by CHWolf View Post
For example, with 6, what would be the suggestion if character #1 is to the right and low, while character #2 is to the left and high?
What's the problem with doing this:



?

Cheers

Jim
JimCampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 11:36 AM   #14
Jeremy Colwell
colwellillustration.com
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 980
Jeremy Colwell will become famous soon enoughJeremy Colwell will become famous soon enough

Nice call, Jim. That's why I always like seeing your name on books I work on, too.

Thanks for the Rules too, Nate. Been a fan of yours for a long time and sharing stuff like this just makes that respect deeper.
__________________
"If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else." -Laurence Johnson Peter

Visit me online @
My Inking website
My MySpace page
My ComicSpace page
Jeremy Colwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #15
Ace Corona
Microterran Liberator
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Downey, CA
Posts: 275
Ace Corona has a spectacular aura aboutAce Corona has a spectacular aura about

This was very helpful!
Ace Corona is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1997-2015 Digital Webbing, LLC