Tag Archives: Mr. Comics

Name Change…

So…Bad Bunny Studio is (currently) changed to KT Smith. Originally, the Guy and I had plans to create our own little company which we would call Bad Bunny Studio. Ty had hoped to purchase the name Mr. Comics from the same, but the publisher hopes to reactivate the company at some point and didn’t wish to pass on the name. So, we brainstormed one day until Ty came up with Bad Bunny. I loved the name…and had visions of some fun logos. Continue reading

Lettering Work

(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

Colouring Work

(a re-post from somewhere else…)

Can’t remember the date when I started colouring comics., just the work. My output was pretty spotty (okay, is) at first. (This is a history of my beginning to colour digitally…once upon a time, Ty and I worked together in the almost-forgotten dark ages where one had to use Doc Martin dyes and colour-code the Xeroxes for the Art Dept.  That’s a story told elsewhere! And yes, everything The Guy says is true.)

Originally, it was Ty announcing that he, through Mr. Comics was putting out Dan Slott and James Fry’s Big Max comic.  James had provided digital files for the work, but they didn’t have files for the lettering (originally done by the one and only Mr. Chris Eliopoulos) so Ty asked if I would mind (learning to) letter them.  Then, when the files were sent, it turned out that James didn’t have the colours for two pages…so Ty asked me when I thought I could have the flats done for him! Continue reading