Life has been busy. But we have a few things happening. A couple of weeks ago we had our Halfworld: Prelude issue lettering session. For the those who don’t know, this issue is divided into two 8 page sections, each section concentrating on one of our two protagonists: Marlowe Crumb and Paige Walker. So, I thought it might be an interesting conceit to have the lettering reflect this. So, I got a man to letter the Marlowe parts and a woman to letter the Paige parts.
Hard workers, Marlowe and Paige would be proud.
I should mention, that the male in question is my father- who having worked the majority of his adult lifetime as a structural engineer, knows a thing or two about plans and technical draftsmanship, and who’s handwriting I have always admired greatly, was a natural choice. Here’s a sample:
And the Paige lettering duties were being handled beautifully by my wife, who has an assuredly steady hand:
So, big, big thanks to them for doing this work. I’m looking into some handwriting-to-font creation software so that this process would be more streamlined for future issues.
So, beyond that, look at this:
Core City is no joke. It’s cold, the buildings are in decay and people are making out in front of you ALL THE TIME
I know the pic is a little blurry, but I didn’t want to give away all if it’s amazingness right here- you’re going to have to wait and get your hands on the issue when it COMES OUT! But, even from this, you can see that page 12 is awesome. Chris has been working really hard on this page, and it shows. The guy keeps getting better and better and better.
I think this page shows at it’s heart, what the Prelude issue is really about- setting the scene, getting the reader caught up in the world before the truly epic stuff starts happening. I’m a big fan of the slow burn, and that’s what this is going to be. This is what living on Halfworld is about, and how people live and work in this strange place. It’s hard, and you have to find solace and happiness wherever and whenever you can.
We’re getting there, folks. Thanks for the staying on the ride. It’s gonna be great.