As darkness threatens to engulf all life, the universe cries out for a champion with a pure heart. But they'll have to settle for schoolgirl June Summer. With the help of her friends and her mentor, a winged bunny, June will battle monsters, struggle to maintain a normal school life, and occasionally watch television. Hey, even heroines need a little downtime. -A Magical Girl Parody. Updates Wednesdays!
January 22nd, 2014, 2:00 pm
Reply melaredblu, January 9th, 2014, 1:55 am
I don't know if anyone has noticed this, but in recent pages, I've changed the lettering a little. I've been looking at some of my old issues of Mad Magazine and noticed they tend to bold the most crucial words in a bubble even if the word itself isn't verbally emphasized. It's sort of like a context emphasis instead, which I kind of like, but I wonder if it might be disconcerting to readers, so I'll leave it up to all of you. Should I continue using this style, or would you rather the bold letters be used only for sound emphasis?
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Reply GroovyKinda, January 22nd, 2014, 2:35 pm
@melaredblu: I vote sound emphasis, because that's how I read it.
Reply NitztheBloody, January 22nd, 2014, 4:04 pm
Usually stories that reference copyrighted games try to file the serial numbers off. With "Street Kombat Bros." you mashed all the serial numbers together into a hideous frankenstein's monster of a name. I like this approach much better.
I vote for verbal emphasis for the same reason, although I would make an exception and use it for things like Street Kombat Bros.
Marvel has done the same for as long as I can remember. I tried to read it as sound emphasis, becuase that's what seemed natural. But it never really fit. I'm not a fan of it to be honest. Never saw the reason for it.
Reply GroovyKinda, January 22nd, 2014, 6:42 pm
@Hjels: I use it for sound emphasis, and for characterization. Some of my characters punch their words more than others. I think it helps to show inflection.
Hmmm. I took a closer look at the first panel, and it looks to me like nobody is holding on to anything except Cordelia (and possibly April--I can't see her hands). One good air pocket, any you might have to change the comic's name to "Cordelia, The Lonely Witch".
Reply melaredblu, January 23rd, 2014, 10:38 pm
@GroovyKinda: I was afraid of that. Whatever the cartoonists of Mad Magazine are doing, it's working for them and not so much for me. The tribe has spoken, sound emphasis from now on.
Reply melaredblu, January 23rd, 2014, 10:39 pm
@NitztheBloody: I only wish I'd thought of that joke last chapter. Referencing video game titles directly just wasn't nearly as funny.
Reply melaredblu, January 23rd, 2014, 10:41 pm
@Hjels: Hey, I wouldn't have asked about the lettering if I didn't want to know. I appreciate the honesty.
Reply melaredblu, January 23rd, 2014, 10:42 pm
@GroovyKinda: It really wouldn't be suicidal for Sonny to do that at the best or worst of times. He's got a habit of invading June's personal space and she's got a soft spot for him, so she doesn't mind it. Now if, say, RANDALL tried that...
Reply melaredblu, January 23rd, 2014, 10:44 pm
@Delta-v: To be fair, she did warn them to hang on. If they choose not to, well...surely nothing would go wrong in this story, right?
Reply GroovyKinda, January 24th, 2014, 1:10 pm
@melaredblu: It is kind of shameless, the way he flirts with her.
@GroovyKinda: "shameless the way he (sic.) flirts (sic. also). Ooooh! Ooooh! I know where that came from!