Updates

Lettered pages & minding my language.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

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So this is what we've been up to! How've you been?

The opening pages of the book were relatively silent and you're about to discover just how chatty the characters can be. This is the first page that had a significant bit of dialogue on it so it was a good place for an update.

You can see what we do with the pages. Script to art, to lettering placements and finally coloured/finished…

Writing between the lines.

Monday, 27 March 2017

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I hadn’t planned to hand-letter a book anytime soon. Honest. I’m only now figuring out how to design a comic-book typeface that doesn’t go splat when I use it on a page. Hand-lettering was just something I occasionally practiced so I could feel this imposter syndrome all the cool kids were talking about.

What led here was a brash overstatement that Anand and Ram took at face value (for their own…

On to paper.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

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When we began this campaign we said we'd take you along for the ride as we create this book. We promised process posts and videos. Anand, in his Mumbai flat, dusted off his old tripod and set up a high-end camera that he regularly forgets to turn on when he's drawing things. Bidikar is hand lettering the whole comic. So, when he emerges from the recesses of his studio at the end of this process, like…

Update!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Work continues on the cover. Which we'll be revealing shortly. It's going to be gorgeous, I can tell from Anand's snippets that he keeps teasing me with.

In the meantime, thought I'd share something cool that we're doing with the project. Both Anand and I are maintaining sketchbooks / notebooks during the course of the project and we'll eventually put those bits together to create a Grafity's Wall…

Welcome and enjoy the ride!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

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Welcome everyone!

Firstly, a big thanks to everyone for pledging your support to Grafity's Wall.

This project's been stewing in our heads for a while and it's great to get started on it. When Lizzie, the editor at Unbound, came to us and said she'd love to pick it up, we jumped at it. For me, it's the perfect project to crowdfund.

I crowdfunded Black Mumba in 2016 which was my first Mumbai…

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