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paul brian deberry
03-23-2015, 08:29 PM
Putting up a new lettering activity. I had an idea... what if we made it a friendly contest?

Everyone that enters this activity will have a chance to win a PDF Artist Edition, copy to Joe Simmons and yours truly Coffin Hunters (http://coffinhunters.tumblr.com) webstrip we are running on Tumblr. The *winner will be randomly picked. Along with PDF copy of Coffin Hunters, your lettered panel will run on the Tumblr page and will appear in the completed PDF.

* The winner will be chosen once the contest ends and they will receive their PDF copy when the strip ends.

paul brian deberry
03-23-2015, 08:45 PM
Okay now the activity. This one is a bit of a challenge.

But the directions are simple. The last word of the dialogue must burst out of the balloon.

The text --

I WILL KILL YOU MOTHERFUCKERS! (Emphasis on the word motherfucker)

paul brian deberry
03-23-2015, 08:49 PM
and the panel...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mcbyQjm_fYY/VRClUI1XMbI/AAAAAAAAIps/rTDxuprsCV4/w1276-h686-no/CH-Tommmy_p13.jpg

Contest ends one week from today. March 30th 730pm EST.

robertdoan
03-23-2015, 10:36 PM
https://40.media.tumblr.com/7bce7229d973f53eccc7aa81c88840c7/tumblr_nlp0flLwAy1sl9yego1_1280.jpg

Stewart Vernon
03-24-2015, 02:03 AM
Just for fun, I took a swipe at this one... kind of like how I want the character to be taking a swipe at his own dialog balloon!

https://iesjv.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/dwlettering1.png

The execution could probably stand some tweaking, especially depending on the intended colors... but conceptually I think it does what I wanted.

Thomas Mauer
03-24-2015, 02:11 PM
Guys, move your balloons into the lower left. There's lots of negative space which won't obscure what you do with the balloon/burst effect. In front of the trees the lettering gets a little bit lost.

paul brian deberry
03-24-2015, 07:28 PM
Nice work guys!


Guys, move your balloons into the lower left. There's lots of negative space which won't obscure what you do with the balloon/burst effect. In front of the trees the lettering gets a little bit lost.

Excellent point Mr. Thomas.

Stewart Vernon
03-24-2015, 07:44 PM
I originally had my balloon lower... before I thought of having the appearance of interaction with the character on the page. That forced me to move it upwards. It doesn't work as well unless it is above the hand.

I otherwise agree, the balloon is better placed down in that corner all other things being equal. I might think of an alternate burst-through that doesn't depend on proximity to the hand and see how I think that looks.

Tomas M91
03-24-2015, 11:01 PM
sure, why not :)

http://i.imgur.com/HRJfJiF.jpg

SamRoads
03-24-2015, 11:06 PM
http://i61.tinypic.com/2dkitys.png

paul brian deberry
03-25-2015, 06:58 PM
I'm loving the entries! Thanks guys.

Joe Simmons
03-25-2015, 09:05 PM
Cool stuff!!!

Comics Commando
03-30-2015, 03:18 PM
Does nobody use commas anymore?

It's: I will kill you, motherfuckers.


Kurt Hathaway
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Cartoon Balloons Studio
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Lettering • Logos • Pre-Press • Graphic Design • Video
for Print or Web • Entertainment, Advertising or Education!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETGevjPkZso

http://www.cartoon-balloons.com

paul brian deberry
03-30-2015, 05:14 PM
thanks, Kurt.

superggraphics
03-30-2015, 06:27 PM
Does nobody use commas anymore?

It's: I will kill you, motherfuckers.


Kurt Hathaway
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Cartoon Balloons Studio
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Lettering Logos Pre-Press Graphic Design Video
for Print or Web Entertainment, Advertising or Education!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETGevjPkZso

http://www.cartoon-balloons.com

These are prime examples of the people who want to be the letterers of the future... It is so easy to letter comic books... A caveman can do it... G

SamRoads
03-30-2015, 09:00 PM
[QUOTE=Comics Commando;1844397]Does nobody use commas anymore?

It's: I will kill you, motherfuckers.
Kurt Hathaway

This is trolling, right? :)

Just in case it isn't, I need to think of an example. I will tell you folks. Just as soon as I think of one. :)

Stewart Vernon
03-30-2015, 10:41 PM
Does nobody use commas anymore?

It's: I will kill you, motherfuckers.

I don't know...

Doesn't it depend on where the emphasis is?

If he were addressing them by name, then a comma is probably mandatory... as in "I will kill you, Bob."

But... what if he said "I will kill you guys." ? Would you still put a comma there? I wouldn't.

JimCampbell
03-31-2015, 03:52 AM
I don't know...

Doesn't it depend on where the emphasis is?

If he were addressing them by name, then a comma is probably mandatory... as in "I will kill you, Bob."

But... what if he said "I will kill you guys." ? Would you still put a comma there? I wouldn't.

This. I read the sentence as the latter and the lack of a comma seemed quite correct to me.

Cheers

Jim

paul brian deberry
04-01-2015, 12:25 AM
Great turn out!

We are very happy to announce that Tomas M91 has won out little random drawing! His lettered panel will run on our Tumblr page. coffinhunters.tumblr.com and will get an Artist Edtion PDF of the webcomic AND all the love that comes with being an awesome letterer!!!

When you see this Mister M91 will you please PM either Joe Simmons (he posted in this thread) or myself with your email address. We will also be needing the file to that panel, but we can discuss that in our PM and email.

Once again thanks to everyone that posted and we will have another activity soonish.

Tomas M91
04-01-2015, 09:03 AM
AWESOME!!! PM sent :)