Comic Talk, Tips and Tricks

Ryan_Scott at 8:58PM, April 19, 2009
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Somebody give me the word on this please… I'm looking for something to make nice clean digital text for my hand drawn comic.
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:15PM
Speck at 1:34AM, April 20, 2009
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joined: 10-15-2006
Blambot has a number of free fonts you can use for your comic.

You can also make a font out of your handwriting, if you want. I know you asked for a digital font, but I thought I'd add it, just incase you want to take that route in the future.
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:53PM
mattchee at 10:14AM, April 20, 2009
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joined: 1-18-2008
Blambot also has some sweet free baloon vectors.

I don't have a ton of experience with Inkscape, but it ought to do that trick. I would recommend doing your lettering in a vector program such as Inkscape or Illustrator and then compositing it in a raster program like Photoshop or GIMP vs doing everything in a raster program, in case you want to go back and scale stuff (plus it will allow you to use those nifty free balloons).
last edited on July 14, 2011 1:55PM
gigatwo at 5:17PM, April 20, 2009
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If you're looking to create a custom font, try designing it in Inkscape and then importing it into fontforge, which is a free albeit complicated font creation tool.
last edited on July 14, 2011 12:36PM
Ryan_Scott at 4:59PM, May 1, 2009
posts: 309
joined: 10-5-2008
Hey cool thanks!!!
last edited on July 14, 2011 3:15PM

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