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0358: Morning Person
18th Jul, 2016 in Hakuna Nevada

0358: Morning Person
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Author Notes:
Mel Cormac edit delete
Mel Cormac
Siblings.

So um. You may notice I’m not hand-letting anymore. It’s a time-consuming thing and the end result honestly doesn’t look good enough to me for it to be worth it. Sorry to everyone who participated in my critique thread, because although I learned a lot, and found it valuable, I think I ultimately wasted your time. My chicken-scratch hand just isn't up to it. I'll be going back and redoing the lettering for this chapter, so at least that will be consistent.
User comments:

parkblog79 edit delete reply
parkblog79
I personally didn't notice the difference for about 5 seconds! Honestly, I kinda liked your handwriting but this is pretty good too.

Also, it would hurt for those two drips of coffee to spill on his arm.
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
Ooh I didn't realise it looked like it was going on his arm. Ouch!
Memoria Caelestie
well I would wonder also why he is so nice but yeaaaaaaaaaaah maybe not make a comment about it huh!
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
Yeah Jon doesn't get to be grumpy all the time then suddenly act nice and wonder why everyone's suspicious lol. But Seth should know better.
MST3KFan edit delete reply
MST3KFan
I tend to believe siblings generally are only nice to each other if there's something they get out of it.

But there are times they can be actually honestly nice...sometimes. LOL
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
Haha yeah, sometimes we're nice to each other just to be nice, but the other always ASSUMES they want something out of it.
Shirokuro edit delete reply
Shirokuro
Oh Seth.It's the power of love! how did you not know this?!
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
Exactly!
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Suspicious Seth is suspicious...

About the lettering, you have to do what's best for you, Period. The hand lettering was a nice touch, but this font is just fine! :)
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
Hard to blame him, considering how grouchy Jon usually is!

And thanks, it's made the process so much faster now I've stopped hand-lettering, and the text takes up a little less space now, so I'm pretty happy with it. It is a shame to leave it behind, but I guess something had to give.
ProfEtheric edit delete reply
ProfEtheric
Whatever it takes to make sure we get more WoT (the least apropos name ever, since the comic is anything but a waste of time).
azureXtwilight edit delete reply
azureXtwilight
Jon is super adorables :3
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
:D I'm not used to drawing him smiling so much but yes, he is a bab
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
Good morning Jon, you're... uh... looking wide today.
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
I'm trying to draw everyone with SLIGHTLY more realistic proportions but yeah, it does mean some inconsistencies in size. I'm always learning!
anonymous coward (Guest) edit delete reply
Oh, if this is model/proportions issues then I'd note that his head and neck proportions are similar to Seth with a torso that looks more than twice as wide and arms that are slightly thicker.

The joke I thought this might be leading into is that he's looking so wide because he visited a H.R. Giger showing of some kind and now he's pregnant with a xenomorph.
Demonicplant edit delete reply
Demonicplant
D'awww
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
:3
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
Aw hahahah! This page really made me smile. -u-
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
:D I'm glad!
HeSerpenty edit delete reply
HeSerpenty
Hahahahaha I was feeling suspicious just like Seth XDDD
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
Can't say I blame you!
RJDG14 edit delete reply
RJDG14
I understand that handwriting can take up time and be awkward to read, although I'm not entirely convinced that your replacement is any better. I find it harder to read than before, and have a couple of suggestions:

*Increase the font size - there's a lot of room around the speech bubbles

*Make the font wider. At least to my eyes, a comic is easier to read if the characters are fairly square, similar to before. I'd suggest maybe creating a font that resembles your handwriting since it will fit in with the style of your comic better - I know this website where you can download a template, print it out/fill the characters in (you can ink it digitally if you have a tablet) and upload it, and it will give you a font package that you can install. I created one from my handwriting recently.

I hope this will help you improve.

On the lighter side, didn't you post a sketch of that sleeping position a few months ago?
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
Thanks for your feedback. :) I'll look into adjusting the font--I'll agree that it is pretty narrow, but there's actually a way I can make the same font wider. The magic of Photoshop! As for the size of the text compared to the size of the bubbles, that's actually something I spotted, and I've fixed it in later pages. That being said, should the text be bigger in general? Is it difficult to read because it's too small?

And yeah, I posted the sketch of panel 1 in the WIP thread a while ago. My buffer can be anywhere from 4 pages to 12 pages but I still like to share my progress so I end up showing WIPs of pages that won't be seen for months lol oops
Mel Cormac edit delete reply
Mel Cormac
I also have an alternative font in reserve--when choosing a new font I was stuck between two, so I may just go with my second choice, since it was a very close competition!
Centcomm edit delete reply
Centcomm
very nice job on the lettering :D