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Old 05-25-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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Handy-dandy Notebook

Not sure if anyone's ever talked about this but it's pretty handy...

Grab a cheap notebook (or you could just start a spreadsheet,) and divide it up alphabetically. When you're done lettering a book write down the title, the name, size and leading of the font(s) you used, the style and stroke size of the balloons, as well as any quick notes on the style of caption boxes you chose. It's also handy to write down your page rate on a book (editor, publisher, etc.)

I started doing this because when a book I've lettered is finally on the shelves, I take the files off my hard drive and burn it to disk to file away. It never failed that there were delays between consecutive issues, or entire series and I'd find myself digging through archived discs and having to upload a page back to my computer so I could check all the specifics before I began the new issue.

Now I just open up my notebook and look up the title alphabetically.

And that's one to grow on... (la la laaaaaaa....)

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Old 05-25-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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Because knowing's half the battle.

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Old 05-25-2006, 03:50 PM   #3
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(Whew. I was afraid no one would get that...and that would just make me feel old...)

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Old 05-25-2006, 04:25 PM   #4
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if we get it, does it mean we're all old?
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Old 05-26-2006, 04:03 PM   #5
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Aw, jeez... I got it too.

That's a great idea, Nate... I'm quickly running out of disc space, and the reason I'm keeping everything on my mac is for that exact reason. When the next issue pops up, I just open an old page, replace the art and reletter it.

I've tried just making templates, but that gets confusing quickly.
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