Moment-by-moment creation of our Sound Effect fonts SHIVER and SHAKE
Graphic design student Sean Knowles interviewed John Roshell for his dissertation on this subject.
You’ve probably seen one of R. Sikoryak’s vintage comic parodies on The Onion, Nickelodeon Magazine, The Daily Show or on the cover of The New Yorker or Fortune — and thought at first glance, like I did, that it was the real thing! Drawn & Quarterly has just released “Masterpiece Comics”, a 64-page hardcover collection of Sikoryak’s “classic literary works reimagined as classic comics,” so it seemed like the perfect time to contact the mysterious R. and find out exactly how he creates his fantastic illustrations, and what role lettering and fonts play in the process.
The creation of Moritat’s lettering font for Elephantmen War Toys: Yvette. A day’s work compressed into three minutes…
How to create an aged, crusty-looking comic cover.
Continue reading “Aged Comic Cover”
Reader Micah Wright responded to our Thoughts on Thought Balloons roundtable with a great analysis of the many uses of thought balloons from a single page of 1960s Spider-Man! We thought you’d enjoy it too.
How to create thought balloons in Illustrator.
How to enable custom ligatures that automatically substitute any two letters in a row, or disable them if you prefer.