Saturday, May 20, 2006
PAGE OF NEW COMIC ART
Alright folks here it is my coffee break page for today. Not a whole lot to say, mostly cause I'm reallllllly fricken tired today. need sleep must get slepfghzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz huh oh sorry. anyway hopefully by now you know what this project is about if not you'll have to scroll down and get edju-kat-ted, duh-huh. The only ground I could cover about this excercise that differs from the other posts in this series is a brief word about lettering by hand versus computer lettering.
There are very few folks in the hand lettering camp today but I for one am a staunch believer that everyone should practice it, even if they ultimetly go with computer lettering anyway. Why you ask? I don't know go ask your mother (just kidding) I get goofy when I'm tired. Seriously hand lettering is just another of the many tools a comic book artist can use to make that extra personel connection with the viewer.
Like so many other computer applications tied to modern comics, the sameness, and ultra perfection of form has to a degree lessened the conection between artist and viewer. I picked up a comic once ( and I'm sure you've had this happen) and it was totaly digital. Yes it was beautiful, and perfect, and correct in everyway,............BUT! it left me dead cold man. It was if someone had taken stills of a videogame and pluged in fonts.
I understand I'm like an old teastement prophet here preaching for a return to mosaic law, however there is a danger of loosing the original art form of comics if we don't pull back just a weensy bit from the digital devide. I recently met several comic pro's, young guy's mind you, who told me they not only did'nt know how to letter, they actually had never seen it done before. These guys were hovering around my comicon booth praising my lettering like I was Artie simenk, Ya see thats what I mean...you probably never heard of him didja?
Aw forget it. Who am I kidding....I'm to tired to preach GO MAKE SOME COMICS WILLYA?