Category Archives: typography

RECOMMENDED – The DC Comics Guide To Coloring And Lettering Comics

Last weekend I read The DC Comics Guide To Coloring And Lettering Comics (by Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein)cover to cover and I just wanted to say that it is the exact type of book that I would have loved … Continue reading

jump 3

Can I just say that this is the page I had in mind when I started putting this whole “jump” scene together. So far I’ve talked about the overall philosophy of my approach with this set of pages and page … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 6

Logos & mastheads I’ve seen multiple references in the comics community to “logos on covers” and maybe it’s my editorial background, but I’ve always referred to these things as mastheads. So that’s how I’ll refer to them here. If you’re … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 5

Lettering Comics are unique in that they use “lettering” to communicate the written language of the story (not sound like TV/movies or prose like a book). There are many ways to letter a comic, but in this series I’m really … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 4

putting it together I’ve covered a lot in the first bunch of posts and the question now is how to apply it all to your comic. For me, the first thing to do is to establish what your book is … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 3

design and design elements Graphic design, at its most basic is about the combination of words and text with pictures to effectively communicate a message to a reader/viewer. A lot of the time this involves some form of artistic skill … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 2

what is art direction? A lot of people throw around a term – “Look & Feel” – which I hate. Why? Because what they’re really talking about is art direction and the overall tone of the design (how the piece … Continue reading

Art direction and design of comics – part 1

the state of design in comics To begin with, a bit about me. I spend the majority of my time working as a graphic designer and I’ve designed everything from publications to reports, brochures to business cards, logos, posters, videos … Continue reading