A new 300 video journal is up at Movefone! In this one, Lena Headey explains what it was like to be constantly surrounded on the set by muscular men in leather boxer-briefs. Poor poppet.

Ragnell analyses what a “more dynamic” pose means for a superheroine. Found in comments: “Clearly, “dynamic” in this case is a synonym for “shitty.””

At Comic Foundry, Chris Arrant looks at the history of digital lettering:

While lettering in some cases is still done by the artist, the comic industry at large is still living by the divisions of labor set forth in the early 1900s of a writer, penciller, inker, letterer and colorist. In the space that that division provided, each position allowed the person to specialize at one specific skill set in the broad range of comics.

As technology expanded, lettering was one of the first disciplines to transfer to the age of computers. Without forsaking the penmanship skills a great hand letterer has, the then-new tool of computers and desktop publishing software opened new doors for amateurs and professionals to lettering. But when did that switch-up occur, and where has it left us?

“Richard Starkings of Comicraft was the one who came up with the most commercially viable method, but several others were there before him, including David Cody Weiss and John Byrne,” explained Eisner-winning letterer Todd Klein.


It’s nice to see David Cody Weiss mentioned — we worked with him many eons ago, and he was indeed a pioneer of the technique that is now ubiquitous.

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