Webcomic sample – The Misery Of HdE

Updating with another sample – this time, an episode of my irregular webcomic, ‘The Misery of HdE’!

As usual, click and enlarge the mage to see it at its best. I have no idea why pages keep coming out blurry on WordPress.

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Lettering samples – The Legend Of Oz: The Wicked West

Another round of samples – this time a tasty bar-brawl from ‘The Legend Of Oz: The Wicked West’ #1, by Big Dog Ink. As usual, I’d recommend you click on the pages to open them and see them at their best.

This was quite a landmark – my first paid gig on a mini-series. In fact, the first page in this sequence was my try-out page!

I learned a great deal on this project, and it forced me out of my comfort zone. My brief was basically to inject a lot of visual bang into the lettering. There’s one instance here where lettering effects were drawn in by the artist – the ‘creak’ above cowgirl Dorothy Gale’s head on the fourth page – but the rest is all me.

You may notice that the blacks in the lettering look a little washed out on-screen. This is because the preview pages here are sourced from the CMYK print files. So they print as a nice, shiny, deep black on paper. It was just too much hassle to go in and fix that for web display.

Thanks to writer Tom Hutchison, artist Alisson Borges and colourist Kate Finnegan for giving me such a genuinely fun project to work on!

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Lettering samples – Pietas

I figured it was about time I used this page to display some samples of my work.

Below is the five page short ‘Pietas’ by Ian Hewlett and Borch Penya. This appeared in ‘Out Of Our Minds: Tales From The Comics Experience’, an anthology of short stories created by students of ex Marvel and IDW editor Andy Schmidt’s Comics Experience workshop.

What’s seen here differs slightly from the print edition. I’ve tweaked a few things and tidied up some reading order issues.

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This was actually one of the very first projects I was paid to letter. I look back on it now, and I’m overall very pleased with it – so much so that I’ve kept it in my portfolio all this time.