…getting all the lettering done on Holmes Incorporated #2 so that I can move on to production. It’s off to the printer’s next week (yay! Guerilla Printing!), and will officially ‘launch’ at the Open House/Holmes Incorporated #2 Launch Party at Toronto Cartoonists Workshop’s new location, Friday July 22.
And…within a day or two, I’ll be able to provide links to Holmes Incorporated #1 which will be available online FOR FREE!! Can’t beat that as a bargain!
(a re-post from somewhere else…)
The story of my lettering work is similar to that of my colouring…
Can’t remember the date when I started lettering comics, just the work. Ty had met with Steve Ballantyne of Metallic Rose Comics (a/k/a Mr. Comics), who was local (in Oakville…we’re in Mississauga, right next door) and they had agreed to get a license for a known product and do a mini series and see how it went. Steve got the license for Planet of the Apes. Being local, being small and indy, being canadian, the payrate was never going to be huge–but Ty wanted to try and make it as good as possible for everyone, so they could do quality work and still make a living. This meant that there was next to no budget left for a letterer. Ty was already editing and acting as production manager, which was taking up more of his time than he had imagined it would. But, he didn’t think he could find himself a letterer for ten bucks a page (little did he know that that would be pretty high for an indy project!). And I was starting to make wife-of-freelancer noises about him doing actual paying work (that’s the entire job description when one is the wife of a freelancer). So, Ty had a brilliant thought–if I did the lettering, it would end up as what he wanted, and the money, however much or however little, would remain in the house. And I would learn a marketable skill. Continue reading