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• Production: Aged Comic Cover July 2008

• Lettering: Thought Balloons April 2008

• Lettering: Opentype Ligatures August 2007

• Publishing: Getting Started in the Industry March 2007

• Lettering: Gradients in Illustrator January 2007

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Production: Aged Comic Cover

July 2008

How to create an aged, crusty old-looking comic cover.

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Lettering: Thought Balloons

April 2008

How to create thought balloons in Illustrator.

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Lettering: Opentype Ligatures

August 2007

How to enable custom ligatures that automatically substitute any two letters in a row, or disable them if you prefer.

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Publishing: Getting Started in the Industry

March 2007

Advice on getting started, or breaking into, the comics industry. Whatever it takes.

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Lettering: Gradients in Illustrator

January 2007

How to fill objects with gradient fills.

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Lettering: Bouncy Text

October 2006

Here's a technique that works great for indicating baby talk, singing, drunkenness or any other time you want text to appear warbly, bouncy or sing-songy.

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Lettering: Rough Balloons

October 2006

How to create rough, wiggly-looking balloons in Illustrator.

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Production: Shaded fills in Photoshop

September 2006

How to fill words with shiny shaded effects. Ooooh... shiny!

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Lettering: Sawtooth Balloons

August 2006

A guide to creating jagged and flaming sawtooth-style balloons.

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Lettering: Word Arrangement

July 2006

Techniques for arranging and fitting words within the balloon.

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