comic-lettering

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FT Fluff Week Day 3 - Starlight | Rain


                                                      Lucy: Age 16   |||   Natsu: Age 17


“Dear Mama,

You won’t believe what happened yesterday. Natsu kissed me. Yes, the dense Natsu Dragneel kissed his best friend Lucy Heartfilia in the rain. Oh. My. Mavis. We were sharing an umbrella while walking home and all of a sudden– he just kissed me! I have no idea what was running through his mind but… I liked it. I kissed my best friend and I like it! Now I can’t control what I’m feeling for Natsu. These feelings that I’ve been suppressing all these years… 

I love Natsu.

I love him with all of my heart and soul.

I’ll break if he disappears from my life, Mama. I don’t want that. So I buried these feelings deep inside and locked it with a secret key. But yesterday… he initiated the kiss. His warm mouth slanted over my moist lips… our sloppy movements that became synchronized with one another later on… His tongue memorizing every inch of my mouth… The coldness pouring rain which made me cling more to Natsu’s warmth… I am so embarrassed right now! Ahhh!

After that, we were acting like normal! Well, normal drenched best friends. Papa covered us with a lot of towels when he saw us dripping wet on the front door. At least Natsu and I aren’t awkward with one another or else Papa would suspect something. He might gut Natsu if he heard about what happened. I wouldn’t want Papa to be a criminal or Natsu to be dead. After we changed our clothes (Natsu practically lives in our house so he has clothes in my room.), I started to cook dinner as I promised Natsu after our… kiss.

I really don’t know what I should label us because I think we are more than friends but… screw labels. I’m with Natsu and that’s what matters. He kissed me first anyway. I’m not complaining. He’s more of an action-type guy so I guess it’s his way of telling me his feelings. And I accept it.

I am his and he is mine.

(But he needs to formally ask me to be his girlfriend! That airhead. But I love that airhead anyway… so I’m interested on what he’s gonna do from now on.)

I wonder if you felt the same when you and Papa started to fall in love? Maybe I should ask Papa in the future.

And oh, I’m going to rest now. Because of the stunt that Natsu pulled, I’m sick now! That idiot. He wasn’ t even sick! But he apologized and took care of me. And he’s sleeping here tonight since Papa is in an emergency business meeting. Papa was so hesitant to go but thankfully, Natsu assured him that I will be fine with him. After glaring daggers at Natsu, he agreed and left. So yes, I need to rest now.

I love you, Mama. Good night.

Love, Lucy.”


/spoiler/ It was a coincidence that I put the line “Oh yeah, you’re a fire dragon.” there. It was in my sketch before the spoilers came out. Huhu the feels. Dragonized Natsu??? my old theory is coming back @-@ /spoiler end/


                                                     Part 4 of 9


Parts: I (Puppy) // II (Together/Come On) // III (Music/Games)  //  IV (Starlight/Rain)  // V (Promises/Always)  //  VI (Count On Me)  //  VII (I Lived/Show Me)  //  VIII (Serendipity)  //  IX (Happy Ever After)

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A-Force #1 Lettered Preview

• Marvel’s Mightiest Women finally get their own explosive series!

• In a secluded corner of the Battleworld, an island nation is fiercely protected by a team of Avengers the likes of which has only ever been glimpsed before…

• Fighting to protect the small sliver of their world that’s left, the Amazing A-FORCE stands shoulder-to-shoulder, ready to take on the horde!

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So earlier today i saw isnri‘s touching letter to past self , and that got me thinking…what would I say to my past selves? Unfortunately, I grew up to be a bitter, terrible person (if the comics don’t make it obvious), so, uh, nothing good would come out of it. I don’t usually do autobio stuff, but I guess this is one of those times where you can’t just project yourself onto a character. (hello Dan)

Just finished up yet another issue of Creepy Scarlett! And now I am announcing that, I’m now leaving Creepy Scarlett as colorist after many great issues! Check them out, and the latest to see the newest release: http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/browse.php?manufacturers_id=4668

Credits:

Written and Created by Graeme Buchan
Pencils/Inks by Felipe Sanhueza Marambio
Coloring/Lettering by Jessica Jimerson
Product by Last Sunset Films


Happy to see the series fall to a new very capable coloring artist (Tamra Bonvillain)!
 
Tricky to say good bye to the CS series, after having been with it from the very beginnings (issue #0, #1, #2, #3 and “Book 1”)! But I wanted to move on (that’s probably shortest answer).

The History of Comic Lettering: Early Years to 1940

by Drew Bradley

Lettering – adding text representing speech, thoughts, and sounds to images – is much older than the modern comic. It was an invention of political cartoons, and was a natural progression of an image’s caption moving into the image itself. Its first use is impossible to track down, but the method of putting words into balloons has been around for at least 270 years.

An example from 1762 can be seen to the right. Note the crudeness of the balloons in both shape and orientation. The forms are wavy instead of smooth. Instead of being a planned part of the image, they conform to the negative space in awkward ways to prevent obscuring any details.

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TweetEmailI was never interested in lettering. …until I learned that good comic lettering is one of the most important ingredients for casting a story-spell on my readers. I just have to make sure the words don’t cover any important element in the art and I’m done, right? Early in the making of my webcomic, I …

Something I stumbled over while desperately googling for Manga Studio 5 advice. I did find what I needed AND this is a pretty good tutorial about the finer details of lettering.