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Author Topic: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic  (Read 1580 times)

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Re: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic
« Reply #15 on: 11 November, 2019, 04:08:35 PM »
Pet-hate alert - Half the speech bubbles (in the sample, at least) are missing punctuation.

Also, an ellipsis … is three periods, no more, no less. Most lettering fonts have a typesetting character for the ellipsis — on a Mac you get it by hitting ALT-semicolon. On Windows, not so sure — last time I used a Windows machine, accessing typesetting characters like this was either a quick round trip to Character Map to copy and paste, or typing ALT+some not very easy to remember four-digit Unicode number.

It's worth using the ellipsis character over just typing three periods because the periods are spaced for precisely this use case, and in many fonts, they're actually designed to give a slight variation between each period and look less mechanical than just typing them out.
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Re: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic
« Reply #16 on: 11 November, 2019, 04:11:31 PM »
Pet-hate alert - Half the speech bubbles (in the sample, at least) are missing punctuation.

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Re: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic
« Reply #17 on: 11 November, 2019, 04:20:38 PM »
Pet-hate alert - Half the speech bubbles (in the sample, at least) are missing punctuation.

Fine tooth comb before printing

Thought so, just checking. Lack of full-stops plagues so much small-press!

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Re: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic
« Reply #18 on: 11 November, 2019, 04:34:08 PM »
Jimbo & Jim - they're tough, but they're… nah, just tough.

(This post was mainly an excuse to use ALT-semicolon - learning new stuff is the most exciting part of my day - but I'll throw in an "oooh" and an "ahhh!" for the Kickstarter… you go, girl.).
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Re: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic
« Reply #19 on: 18 November, 2019, 10:09:27 AM »
Stephen Austin's lovely variant cover


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Re: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic
« Reply #20 on: 18 November, 2019, 11:49:44 AM »

PET HATE - INCORRECT form of apostrophe in contraction: should be ’
(sorry jim!)
Pet-hate alert - Half the speech bubbles (in the sample, at least) are missing punctuation.

Also, an ellipsis … is three periods, no more, no less. Most lettering fonts have a typesetting character for the ellipsis — on a Mac you get it by hitting ALT-semicolon. On Windows, not so sure — last time I used a Windows machine, accessing typesetting characters like this was either a quick round trip to Character Map to copy and paste, or typing ALT+some not very easy to remember four-digit Unicode number.

It's worth using the ellipsis character over just typing three periods because the periods are spaced for precisely this use case, and in many fonts, they're actually designed to give a slight variation between each period and look less mechanical than just typing them out.
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Re: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic
« Reply #21 on: 21 November, 2019, 09:21:00 AM »
Here's a new print from Ed Doyle, showing Doyle Braddock and RHLSTP


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Re: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic
« Reply #22 on: 02 December, 2019, 04:30:57 PM »
signing and numbering time


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Re: SENTINEL - Kickstarter started for brand new Starblazer-esque digest comic
« Reply #24 on: 06 February, 2020, 09:38:07 AM »
Got mine yesterday - went for the Austin cover. Not a bad first issue. If you are familiar with Alan & Ed's style you'll not be disappointed. Well worth picking up for £3.00