Sunday, June 16, 2013
The Wait Is Over!! (Almost.) by Kevin J. Taylor
While in New York this past April I met with Terry and Martin at NBM and I decided to take on the task of doing all the lettering. It's not something I'm especially good at, and I really hate doing it, especially on a computer (it really puts a strain on my eyes) but for the sake of getting the book out on time, I agreed to it. As I mentioned above, this was a difficult project to walk away from. And I knew it would kick my ass.
But, after a few pages, I settled into a rhythm and last Saturday, June 8, after less than three weeks, I managed to pull off what I expected to be impossible, and finished the damn lettering. What makes this so strange for me is I actually did all the lettering for the first volume of this series, including the title page GIRL POWER which was hand lettered. I don't mind doing hand lettering, like designing the cover logo, because, to me, that's just drawing letters. For the first volume, I hand drew all the word balloons and caption boxes, but did all the lettering on the computer. After doing the lettering, my eyes were never the same, which is what I was afraid of when doing the lettering for volume four. But, I got through it in record time and my eyes didn't start doing flip-flops halfway through like the first time. I guess I've come full circle with this series, finishing the way I started, making the first and final volumes a one man show. And it came out better than I expected. I just hope you all agree.
In comic book stores August 2013. And I think I'll even buy a copy--just for the fun of it.