For this comic I tried something different. Let's see if you can notice what it is...
So... don't scroll down. But first take a look, decide for yourself what you think is different and then scroll down to see if you were right 🙂
Scroll some further...
Have you picked something yet?
Ok... so: it's the lettering.
A few days ago a couple of my fellow comic creators started a discussion on Twitter about hand lettering your comic. I tried that for 2 or 3 comics and then went back to using a font, for the sake of clarity and readability. But always felt sorry that I couldn't make the hand lettering work.
So a few days ago, Jeff Couturier of Horde of Neurons, dropped a few links about how to make hand lettering work. So I tried it this time, but I kinda cheated a little (on purpose). I decided I would mix all the benefits of the digital era together with hand lettering. So first I wrote all the texts on the computer, positioned them and made everything flow right. And after coloring and tweaking the text some more, I felt it was right... so then I kinda used those texts as a guide to hand letter the texts myself. So you could call it traced, but I really like the effect. It has a personal touch, but it's still readable and almost looks the same - but it has some minor variations which the hand lettering gives.