?

Log in

No account? Create an account
What I’m Working On Tonight - Warren Ellis [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Warren Ellis

[ website | warrenelliscom ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Links
[Links:| warrenellisdotcom myspace badsignal ]

What I’m Working On Tonight [Mar. 19th, 2011|06:06 pm]
Warren Ellis

No, really.

The stuff in block caps there is the dialogue.  The comic is going to be lettered in upper case, so I write the dialogue etc in upper case, which gives me an idea of how it’s going to look when it’s lettered.  Which is important.  Some text effects in sentence case simply don’t translate to upper case.  I indent it for ease of reading and also for the same reason as above – I can kind of squint at it and guess roughly how the balloons will look.  Also, I have a rule of thumb – if one of those pieces of dialogue had run to a third line, then it’s getting a bit long for a single balloon.  If it runs to a fourth line, then it’s going to need cutting, or be the only balloon in the panel unless it’s a really big panel.

(Automatically crossposted from warrenellis.com. Feel free to comment here or at my message board Whitechapel. If anything in this post looks weird, it's because LJ is run on steampipes and rubber bands -- please click through to the main site.)
LinkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: __marcelo
2011-03-20 01:39 am (UTC)
WHERE IS YOUR BLUDDY STEVE JOBS TRICKNOLOGY NOW? would arguably be a pretty neat tag for any number of post-apocalyptic (or merely post-American) tales.
(Reply) (Thread)