Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Book report: One page at a time

It's always good to take a break from a big project. Breaks refresh your spirit and your eye. Recharged you return to the work at hand and you see you've made a Big Mistake. Good thing you're so refreshed because now you won't be happy until you uproot the Big Mistake (BM) and dispose of it.

In this case, I decided that the narration text should be a different font. The elegant Roman face I had chosen seemed too tight, too dense. Below is the old font.

And here is the new font

Unfortunately I already have 16 or so pages that all had to have the type reset. That meant redrawing many of the type boxes to fit the new type in. Just to make more work, I decided that since I had hand lettered the dialog in some frames, I should hand letter ALL the dialog to be consistent.

So I did. It could have been worse. I could have changed my mind about the text font on page 50 instead of 16. Good thing I left when I did. Of course I could still change my mind at page 50 and redo all 50 pages. Stay tuned.

Below is one of the pages you haven't seen yet. You can click the image to enlarge.


renee knight said...

Hi Peter, Renee here from the EGA conference. Hello to you, Pam, and all your creatures! I have been LOL for an hour now reading your work. Thanks, it's nice to laugh at someone besides my own husband for a change. Have passed your work on to a few friends and shared on facebook. Good medicine for all. I won't be in your neighborhood anytime soon but I hope we will cross paths again.


Peter Dunlap-Shohl said...

Hey Renee, good of you to stop by. Glad it seems to have been worth your while. And to those unfamiliar with Renee's art, stop reading my blog and check in on!

Anonymous said...

Dear Pete:

I liked it with the old font, but I like it much, much better with the new font. AND the general point about stopping to take a break & re-think big projects is so useful, timely, etc. Three Cheers.

Yours in the common pursuit,


Peter Dunlap-Shohl said...


Well, that settles that! Now to get on with the hard parts. You go first, and I'll cover you.

Best of luck with Counter-Amores. In fact, I think I'll go order my copy right now.

Love and Hoopla,