Some good tips about comic lettering from Nate Piekos of Blambot.com
They call me Neev. Cis & white & trying to not be a shithead about it.
NSFW sometimes. Animals, science things, neat buildings, and my whining the rest of the time.
Also an endless amount of Captain America shit. I'm so sorry. I din't mean for it to be this way.
Ax Me A Question
Hey here is my full 2299 comic in a more readable format, I feel like with the Robin Williams news it’s particular poignant and timely and I wanted to share the whole thing.
2299 is full of awesome comics and it’s only $2 and all profits are going to the Heroes Initiative and it includes another Kyle Starks comic i did with Cool Bro Dylan Todd. So, please, support your indie comic makers and get like 80 pages of goodness. It’s available now on Gumroad.
Please, don’t let them break you.
A comic from the book Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics commemorating the World Wars. The veterans of the first world war discuss commemorating the conflict, but are overshadowed by the looming horror of the second world war. In the final panels the view tracks round from the first world war memorial to reveal the names of that generation’s children, in turn killed in the second world war.
I took a couple of hours out of my day to be on a panel for Young Author’s Day, an event put on by the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. I was invited to join by John Lustig, who I feel very lucky to call my friend and mentor. We answered the usual questions about the writing process and how we broke into comics, but I was even more intrigued by the audience. Notice something about them?
Yeah. GIRLS. Very. Young. Girls.
So I asked THEM some questions. “How many of you read comics?”
All hands went up.
"How many of you want to make comics some day?"
Most of the hands went up.
Here’s where it really got interesting. “How many of you BUY comics?”
Only one hand raised. I asked her where she buys her comics. She said, “At the comic book store.”
"Do you have a comic book store you like going to?" I asked.
She hesitated. “It’s complicated.”
That’s 10 year-old speak for “I have to go there to get comics but the store makes me uncomfortable.” The rest of them read webcomics. None of them had heard of Comixology before, but they knew all about it by the time the panel was over. What comic would they like to see most? Minecraft. Only Steve needs to be a girl.
It was a fascinating experience, especially in the wake of this article detailing why girls in the 1980s (like me and one of the moms nodding eagerly in the audience) stopped buying comics for 20 years.
The future of comics is bright indeed.
This is absolutely wonderful.
"Give me the muzzle."
Why must this comic have great writing and horrible art? WHY ARE HARLEY’S SHORTS OPEN AND HER PANTIES HANGING OUT? NO ONE DRESSES LIKE THAT.
I still want to draw a proper Riddler And The Henchman comic one day. Do you think DC would let me?
Here is as simple a run-down as I can give anyone new to Hellblazer, looking to possibly get into the comics, because I’ve gotten a number of interested comments from people since I’ve started writing John Constantine into some of my Frostiron stories.
So here’s my two-cents on that whole business.
Any adaptations outside the original line of comics (film, television, the new DC!Dark reboot) aren’t up for consideration, here.
Lengthy ramblings below the cut
The one thing I think fanfic authors miss, is Rhodey went to MIT with Tony. His major was probably aerospace engineering, since many Air Force officer candidates major in this area. You know what another name for an aerospace engineer is? Rocket scientist.
Rhodey is a rocket scientist.
Rhodey is a rocket scientist, y’all. Treat him with the scientific respect he deserves.
Rhodey did indeed go to and graduate MIT for Aerospace Engineering in MCU canon. that is legit. He is a rocket scientist
tho, post MIT and probably during, his specialty became more weapons focused but no doubt he is quite knowledgeable in a lot of other related areas
#TEN BUCKS SAYS THAT MORE THAN ONCE#JUST TO BE AN ASS#TONY’S LIKE ”WHAT ARE YOU#SOME KIND OF ROCKET SCIENTIST?”#AND THEN BOTH RHODEY AND TONY ARE JUST LIKE ‘EYYYYY!!’#because trolls#all the fic where Rhodey is a rocket scientist and everything to do with that#PLEASE (via mayqueen517)