Lettering

Balloon Tales - Collection of tutorials on drawing different types of balloons in Illustrator

3 Methods of Making Thought Balloons - Nate Piekos

Reading between the lines (picture) - Nate Piekos

Comic Book Grammar & Tradition - Blambot

5 Amateur Lettering Mistakes - Nate Piekos

5 More Amateur Lettering Mistakes - Nate Piekos

Properly Stacking Text In A Comic Book Dialogue Balloon - Nate Piekos

Hand Lettering with Ames Guide - David Marshall

Comic Layout Tutorial: The Comic Lettering Spell - Chris Oatley

Basic Comic Book Dialogue Lettering using Adobe Illustrator (video) - Anthony Mathenia



Being the shortest step in the comic making process people tend to assume lettering is easy. In reality there are a lot of little details to know about.

Bad lettering can really break a reader out from a story and ruin the pacing so let’s make sure that doesn’t happen!