I forgot to enable the comments for my last post! I made a mental note to make sure to turn them on whenever I post after Kelly made the same mistake before, but I still forgot! To be honest, it’s not much of a concern, but I get excited to read any comment we receive, so it’s a shame for me.
It’s not very apparent to the average reader, but my typesetting has been evolving over the time I’ve been here. Some of it’s because I discover a new trick to make give a certain visual effect or change my workflow, but the main reason is that my sense of what looks good changes. In fact, it can happen while I’m still working on a single chapter (not that means much seeing how our releases are so spread apart, but I’m sure you get the jist).
As an example, from the Gakuen Ouji chapter we’re releasing today, the following “yank” SFX:
I remember feeling so proud of it while I was typesetting it, but looking back on it a few days later, it suddenly felt messy and lacking in impact. The “grab” SFX is the opposite; while typesetting it didn’t “feel right”, but now it seems pretty okay to me… though I’m not really digging the font I used for when the girl says “I gotcha!” anymore…
There’s always a lot of things I’m unsatisfied with, but if my typesets portray the intended intensity and feeling, then I usually leave them alone. They may not be perfect, or anywhere close to perfect, but I hope they make your experience reading each chapter more colourful, emotive and exciting.
(Featured image is by NanoMortis)