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superggraphics
02-21-2013, 02:07 AM
Altho I really don't post on message boards any longer I thought you might enjoy this look into the remastering and relettering of a Skywald Horror-Mood Classic story which will soon be reprinted. First I scanned off the original printed page:

http://i48.tinypic.com/155j6z8.jpg

I then went in and digitally cleaned up the artwork to its original pristine appearance, stripped out the original hand lettered dialogue (which was broken, faded in spots, and poorly printed to begin with), and made corrections to the zip a tone Monster Monster logo.

http://i49.tinypic.com/2uhv4ec.jpg

I then began to meticulously reletter the page as close to the original hand lettering as possible using the original Skywald letterers' Jean Izzo, Ben Oda, and Irv Watanabe's original hand lettering as a guideline (not sure who lettered this piece). This was a fascinating process as I began to understand the placement and rhythm of the original letterers' work. All in all I believe a successful restorative exercise which brings a timeworn classic into the modern age.

http://i50.tinypic.com/bfm63n.jpg

All artwork and content is TM and 2013 Augustine Funnell and the respective copyright holders.

lordmagnusen
02-21-2013, 01:51 PM
Looking good!

NicShaw
02-21-2013, 03:53 PM
This so cool! Nice work!

superggraphics
03-07-2013, 01:23 AM
Using the same process as posted above, here is page 2. I actually am working off of the original proofs, which when scanned still showed fading and breaks in the original lettering. All of Augustine Funnell's Skywald material will be reprinted later this year. This is a time consuming but very rewarding and educational process.

http://i48.tinypic.com/28bywko.jpg

All artwork and content is TM and 2013 Augustine Funnell and the respective copyright holders.

Evan Henry
03-07-2013, 10:49 AM
Beautiful, beautiful work, man! Nice job!

lordmagnusen
03-07-2013, 11:55 AM
Gorgeous. What font are you working with?

superggraphics
03-26-2013, 05:40 PM
Again, using the same process, here is page 3. I have one more page to finish for this opening chapter.

http://i47.tinypic.com/noh45u.jpg

All artwork and content is TM and 2013 Augustine Funnell and the respective copyright holders.

lordmagnusen
03-27-2013, 11:32 AM
Looking good. What font are you using?

superggraphics
05-01-2013, 11:09 PM
Here is the final page... To Lord M's question, it is not the font that was used here that is important but rather the technique involved... This work I'm doing is very time consuming but well worth the time and effort...

http://i43.tinypic.com/33f6nh2.jpg

All artwork and content is TM and 2013 Augustine Funnell and the respective copyright holders.

JimCampbell
05-02-2013, 05:10 AM
Here is the final page... To Lord M's question, it is not the font that was used here that is important but rather the technique involved... This work I'm doing is very time consuming but well worth the time and effort...

Well, yes, I think we understand the effort you're putting in, and I don't think lordmagnusen was suggesting that the pages look good because of the font, but the font is well-chosen and, like him, I'd quite like to know what it is.

Cheers

Jim

lordmagnusen
05-02-2013, 10:07 AM
Yeah, exactly what Jim said. It's obvious this is tremendous effort.

superggraphics
05-02-2013, 03:37 PM
The font I used for this project and currently use for all of my Skywald restoration work is called Astro City (Comicraft) altho Blambot's Silver Age could be used as well with similar results. Thanks to all for taking an interest in this and Thanks for the kind words and comments.

G

lordmagnusen
05-02-2013, 05:32 PM
Cool, thanks.