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The third time is a charm… hopefully

As mentioned in an earlier post, Cutter’s Reward was accepted by Hamtramck Idea Men for publication in an upcoming edition of If-X. There was a stipulation: The font used for one of the character’s dialogue had to be changed. Artist S.T. Smith (aka Steve Smith) had used a stylized font for the dialogue, which was a great idea used to great effect, but the selected font was thought to be difficult to read in parts.

Steve was nice enough to make the changes. I sent the revised pages to the Idea Men last week. The response was quick. The changes didn’t make the cut. Michael Marcus of the Idea Men provided detailed feedback this time, including an attachment showing a revision he made to one of the pages to better illustrate what he was looking for.

Steve made the revisions. The latest pages came to me this evening and I promptly zipped them up and shipped them to Michael via yousendit.com. I have my fingers crossed.

 

The original lettering used in <em>Cutter's Reward</em>.

The original lettering used in Cutter's Reward.

 

Steve's revised font. Looks to me like he changed the font type.

Steve's revised font. Looks to me like he changed the font type.

 

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Michael Marcus provided this example.

 

Steve's latest revision. He stuck to the font he used in the second submission, but increased its size.

Steve's latest revision. He stuck to the font he used in the second submission, but increased its size.

As you read this you might think this is a lot of effort for six measly pages of comics, but I disagree. What this process has shown is the Idea Men take their publication seriously. Here are two guys (I think there are just the two of them running the show) who are organizing, contributing to, producing and printing a themed comics anthology on a set schedule. These guys are professionals. These are the kind of guys and this is the kind of publication with which I want to be associated.

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