View Full Version : BRIAR from Improper Books

Thomas Mauer
11-15-2013, 09:07 AM
Earlier today I saw the cover design for upcoming Fantasy comics album BRIAR on Twitter and immediately fell in love.


So I went to Improper Books' website and saw some preview pages. More reasons to fall in love as the artwork is deliciously European in style, and I hope the book is successful and sparks an ongoing series of albums.


Then I saw the credits in the byline and noticed our own Jim letters Briar.

So, congrats on the announcement, Jim, and best of luck to you and your team for a bright and profitable future with the book.

11-15-2013, 10:45 AM


11-15-2013, 06:52 PM
Thanks, chaps! :-)

If you're not familiar with Improper, you should really track down a copy of their first book, Porcelain. I lettered that one, too, but its brilliantly written and gorgeously illustrated and coloured… TBH, it's one of those jobs that's just so nice I'd have done it for free.



11-15-2013, 07:03 PM
(I should also say that I used Nate's Duty Calls as the base dialogue font for Porcelain -- the narrow character widths with the wide Os really suited the deco aesthetic of the book.)

Edit to add: Quick link to a preview of Porcelain here. (http://www.improperbooks.com/projects/porcelain/)