Archive for the 'visual design' Category

Nov 19 2008

We’ve Updated Our Sidebar

I provide advice about how to write novels, comic books and graphic novels. Most of my content applies to fiction-writing in general, but I also provide articles specifically about superhero stories.

We’re mostly satisfied with our header, so now on a monthly basis we experiment with major site-design changes.  I’ll let you know what happens in a month.

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Jul 19 2008

Picking a Font for a Webcomic

I’m particularly fond of Gosmick Sans and Agency FB. Stay the hell away from Comic Sans, Times, Impact, and Helvetica. None of the default Microsoft Word fonts are particularly attractive. I recommend browsing through a free-font website like 1001 Free Fonts. I’ll have more thoughts on this later.

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Jul 02 2008

Adapting and Updating Cartoon Franchises

The New York Times has an interesting run-down of cartoon updates, from apparently successful endeavors like Strawberry Shortcake and the ugly-but-popular TMNT series to horrible flops like Magic Earring Ken and Warner Brother’s Loonatics…

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Mar 28 2008

A Photographic Essay: Text, Photoshop, and Header Art

In a header, text usually looks best when balanced. For example, in our header “a fairly unbalanced” is balanced nicely because it’s exactly as wide as the row below it, “guide to superpower politics.” If you’re interested in learning how to make text look pleasant, this will help.

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