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#56 "Conjuror"

9th Aug 2013, 6:14 PM
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#56 "Conjuror"
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JRChace 9th Aug 2013, 6:59 PM edit delete reply
JRChace
I'm liking where this is going! That first panel looks epic!
Songgu Kwon 9th Aug 2013, 7:07 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Thanks! I've been informed that my lettering sucks so as of this page, I'm going to go all caps and hope that it reads a little better. ;)
Centcomm 9th Aug 2013, 10:24 PM edit delete reply
Centcomm
the lettering isnt THAT bad im gooing to assume you do it all by hand. ever think of digital lettering?

( the art as always is beyond awesome :D )
Songgu Kwon 9th Aug 2013, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Yeah, it's hand lettered. I might switch to digital at some point but I like doing things the old fashioned way. I'm going to make a conscious effort to improve my lettering as of next week. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Mayyday 9th Aug 2013, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
Mayyday
Oh man, this is going to end badly, for everyone involved. Except maybe Khojin.
Songgu Kwon 10th Aug 2013, 4:35 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Free sword, free condo... just for casting a simple summon monster spell. Not a bad deal.
Erador 10th Aug 2013, 12:28 AM edit delete reply
Heh, you know... it would be funny if once the guy got up to her he went "So um.. how about a drink later if I side with you?"

:-)

The kid doesn't look that bright though. ;-)
Songgu Kwon 10th Aug 2013, 4:38 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
So... you pass by this village often? I pass by it all the time when I'm... you know, like going to work and pillaging and stuff...

Oh hey, I just noticed that I must've been subconsciously thinking about "Erador" when I named the elf's brother "Erathdor".
dpat57 10th Aug 2013, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
dpat57
Lovely composition in these panels. Durgo looks decades older, she looks just as young and beautiful. Damn those elves, would it hurt them to share their longevity secrets??

I noted the switch to caps and thought, huh, why? Your mixed case handwriting was neat and consistent and suited the tale. Nevermind, author's choice!
Draginbeard 10th Aug 2013, 3:56 AM edit delete reply
Draginbeard
I have to say your lettering is just fine. Perfectly legible and fits the comic as it is.

My god, the first panel is really amazing.

Yeah, making an 'anything you want' promise is right up there with 'be careful what you wish for' after school specials.
Songgu Kwon 10th Aug 2013, 4:45 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Thanks guys! I like my lower case lettering okay but I'm going to try all caps and see if I like it better. It IS the way comics are traditionally lettered, after all.
Boy Phaff 10th Aug 2013, 7:05 AM edit delete reply
Boy Phaff
Please stick with lettering by hand. Even if imperfect, it's much more enticing than the lifeless digital lettering. Personally I prefer your lower case handwriting, it fits the artstyle.
Songgu Kwon 10th Aug 2013, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Hmm... maybe use lower case as default but all caps when anyone speaks loudly or with more intensity? I already do this to some degree but be more consistent? Hmm...
Mayyday 10th Aug 2013, 9:20 AM edit delete reply
Mayyday
Just try to summon something other than Goblin Hero...
Songgu Kwon 10th Aug 2013, 11:27 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Ha ha!
Dean Clark 10th Aug 2013, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
Dean Clark
This must be a deluxe Summon Monster ability, one that requires the expenditure of a rare item to use. When I play a Wizard in DDO, I always have a summoned monster with me whenever there's a chance I might get in a fight. Nice touch introducing an Asian character, BTW.
Songgu Kwon 10th Aug 2013, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Thanks! He's somewhat inspired by the Japanese American actor Mako's wizard from Conan the Barbarian (1982). "Khojin" is a Mongolian girl's name. I guess that makes him kind of like a boy named "Sue".
hibou 10th Aug 2013, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
hibou
i just read that Mongols whose previous male child had died would sometimes give subsequent sons a female name to mislead evil spirits into thinking they were worthless girls : /
Songgu Kwon 11th Aug 2013, 11:12 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
That old trick!
Reginald Parr Esq. 10th Aug 2013, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Reginald Parr Esq.
I think I preferred the previous lettering style. I like to use all caps myself, but digitally, because my hand lettering would make my pages suck.
If you decide to try digital, get a good one though - the free ones are mostly flawed or incomplete. This means shelling out a few bucks with Blambot or at the Comicraft new years day sale.
Songgu Kwon 10th Aug 2013, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
Another option is to scan your own hand lettering and convert them into a font using Fontographer.
Reginald Parr Esq. 10th Aug 2013, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Reginald Parr Esq.
A good option if you can beg borrow or steal the software!
Beware though - once you start messing with that kerning, you may never draw another page.
Songgu Kwon 11th Aug 2013, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
I have enough distractions as it is. World of Tanks beta on xbox 360, for example. I love WWII tanks almost as much as I love heroic fantasy. Tanks...
dougwarner59 10th Aug 2013, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
dougwarner59
great page...looks like it came right out of a movie.
Songgu Kwon 11th Aug 2013, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
It DID come right out of a movie. The movie of my mind... OF MY MIIIIIIIND...

Sorry. Bit drunky.
Guest 12th Aug 2013, 7:22 AM edit delete reply
"I created my own font for the lettering, using a commercial font creation packages. I forget which one." (Scott Adams) http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/cartoonist_tools/
Fino Rexall 14th Aug 2013, 3:48 PM edit delete reply
Fino Rexall
A great comic and font conversion techniques, too? What are you, a god?
Songgu Kwon 16th Aug 2013, 2:39 AM edit delete reply
Songgu Kwon
No, I haven't actually managed to make my own font yet. Alas, still a mere mortal. :'(