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John Byrne
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Posted: 16 October 2013 at 10:00am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The revised version looks more like word balloons from the days when they were printed directly on the page.

Ever and always my goal, Tim! Ever and always my goal!

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Posted: 16 October 2013 at 10:58am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

JB, was there any serious temptation to photoshop yourself into the story ?

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Posted: 16 October 2013 at 11:43am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

JB, was there any serious temptation to photoshop yourself into the story ?

Not the story, but if you look back a few pages in this thread you'll find a panel from the introduction I did for the inside front cover. There I included a comical (I hope!) appearance for my 18 year old self.

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Posted: 16 October 2013 at 11:55am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Thanks JB, I'm on my way back to check.


``Edit to add it's on page 16``


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The alteration to the word balloon looks better, to be sure!
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When I started out on this project -- and since long before this project was even a gleam in my eye -- my approach to lettering in Photoshop was to drag out the "box" to approximately the size I needed, and then type inside that box, letting its boundaries define the shape of the copy. Occasionally I would tweak this a bit, manually, in order to get a more circular shape to the lettering field.

Then, one day, accidentally, I discovered that if I just CLICKED where I wanted the top line of the copy to be, a cursor appeared and I could just type whatever I wanted, in whatever shape and size I wanted (within certain limitations, of course). Experimenting with potential pages for a second, third, fourth photonovel, I found this was a MUCH better way to do more traditional looking comicbook lettering. This sent me back a'tweakin' on the first one.

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Posted: 17 October 2013 at 6:57pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

SQUARE BOUND!!!!!

YAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!

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Excellent news JB! I could not imagine it any other way. 
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At that price point and page count, I'd have been disappointed if it
weren't squarebound!
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Posted: 18 October 2013 at 2:03pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I was disappointed last year (?) when the tabloid sized reprint of my Romulan stories was not square bound. I wanted something that harkened back the SUPERMAN vs THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. So it's a delight to see that this particular job, altho in a smaller format, will be square bound.

Hey, does this make it a "graphic novel"?

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I haven't spent much time poking around the web in search of comments on this upcoming project -- trying to avoid the inevitable dissections based on next to no info and speculation -- but I have noticed "lost episode" seems to be catching on in a very positive way.
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As the anticipation grows for the release of the "first" of your photonovels JB. It suddenly occurs to me that I keep thinking of it as the first as if there is no doubt others will follow. I know there are many factors involved in making that so. Most importantly is your desire to do so. Being completely selfish on the subject. I have to say I hope you never grow tired of doing them. 
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