Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Comicraft's New Year Font Sale!


Comic book lettering is just as important as the artwork in the presentation of a professional looking page. Bad dialogue lettering can distract from the flow of the story and poor display lettering can diminish the impact of a cover. If you are thinking of putting together your own comic in 2012, or if you're an established publisher, or you want to brighten up your website, it could be a wise move to invest in a few smart top quality fonts from the people at Comicraft on January 1st! Yes, it's Comicraft's Annual New Year's Day font sale and all fonts will, for one day only, be available at the bargain price of $20.12 each!

I've used Comicraft fonts myself, and will be using them more often once I find time to self publish the comics I have in mind for 2012. (The font Danger Girl is the one I use for the current Blimey! logo for example.) I enjoy doing my own lettering and sound effects on single pages but for the sake of speed, convenience and versatility, computer fonts are ideal for bigger jobs such as full length comics. (And, for those artists who create their comics on computer they're essential of course.)

OK, some of you will be wondering why you should bother to buy fonts when there are free ones out there for the taking. Well, some of them are a poor substitute for specially designed comic book fonts. Richard Starkings and John Roshell have years of experience in producing top quality comic book lettering, logos and sound effect fonts for Marvel, DC and many more. You get what you pay for, although in the case (no pun intended) of the font sale you get better than what you pay for.

I certainly intend to purchase some this coming Sunday. (Still trying to decide which ones yet though, with so many to choose from.)

Anyway, if you're interested take a look at the easy to navigate Comicraft website (which is designed using their fonts, showing how effective they can be). Remember, the font sale is for one day only on January 1st!

...and while you're at it, check out Richard Starkings' other venture, the brilliant Elephantmen comic book (and graphic novels):
http://www.hipflask.com/news/index.html

1 comment:

Tom Plant said...

Thanks for this. I've been looking around for ages for a good font to replace my childish scrawl (although I have to admit I do quite like comics with rough irregular lettering). Will check it out

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