These questions were posed to us by students in our Fall 2004 ‘Digital Lettering for Comic Books’ online course through The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
How to create jagged or spiked balloons.
How to properly create EPS lettering files for print output.
How to create rough or tattered looking captions.
How to connect two balloons around a third and make them overlap properly.
Using alternate characters to create a more natural pen-drawn appearance.
Advice on working in the comics field.
Tips for finding and using international characters, swear symbols, comic-specific characters, alternate characters and more.
How to create a squarish ‘TV Shape’ word balloon in Illustrator.
Tips for generating quality print output.