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Re-lettering my comics?

Filed under: Bits and Bytes by Hari
Posted on Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 20:50 IST (last updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2010 @ 20:56 IST)

It just occurred to me that I might have to re-letter my comics with my own font or a Free/Open Source font if I intend to publish it later as a book. Although this is rather an ambitious plan at this stage, I do think that "The Legalease" has the potential to grow into something big.

Currently I am using freeware font "DigitalStrip" available at Blambot, but the license is somewhat restrictive regarding commercial usage. I know that the license permits independent/small-time publishers to use them for profit without a license fee, but I'd rather use something that is compliant with Free Software guidelines.

Rather than worry about the license and royalty issues at a later stage, I thought why not re-letter them right now, when I haven't yet reached 10 episodes?

So if anybody can suggest any Free/Open Source comic-type font which will suit my purposes, let me know. Otherwise, I'll have to open up FontForge and see what I can whip up.

4 comment(s)


    Comment by Dion Moult (visitor) on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 @ 12:46 IST #
  2. Comic... what??? :oops:

    The very mention of that name send a shudder down my spine. |-|

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 @ 16:28 IST #
  3. Hari, off-topic suggestion: can we have a navigation on the blog posts that lets us go to newer/older posts instead of digging up the entire archives?

    Comment by Sudipta Chatterjee (visitor) on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 @ 15:11 IST #
  4. Sudipta, on individual articles, there is back/next button only if the articles are related and belong to a "series". Otherwise unrelated articles don't have the back/next links. I feel it's better not to link unrelated articles together as it might create confusion with the series navigation.

    However, on the blog home page, you have the numbered pages which you can use to navigate chronologically.

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 @ 16:17 IST #

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