Do you handletter your own comics?
I made these simple guides just for you!
I did my homework on these and based them on the lettering styles of current comics and silver age classics. I’m a big Sam Rosen and Artie Simek fan, so I used some Kirby FF pages as a starting point, then meshed it with some fresh examples. The spaces between the lines (leading) should be work out nicely for hand lettering your comic book!
I made the guides in TWO STYLES!
Style One: Set up like an old fashioned lettering guide with blue lines at the top and bottom of each line.
Style Two: Blue lines the height of a line of text to make it a little easier to see where you’re lettering. A page full of lines (like the traditional Style One) can be hard on the eyes!
The Magenta border is a “Safe” zone. It’s not mandatory, but it’s a good idea to keep any lettering out of this area.
1. Two Single Page Lettering Guide EPS (Style One, Style Two)
2. Two Single Page Lettering Guide PNG (Style One, Style Two)
3. Double Page Spread Lettering Guide EPS (Style One, Style Two)
4. Double Page Spread Lettering Guide PNG (Style One, Style Two)
A black and white version of each is included in case you want to print it out and use it on a lightbox, or tape it to the back of your drawing paper.
There is a 300dpi and a 600dpi version of each EPS and PNG file.
The EPS and PNG files are easily Imported or Embedded or Placed into your favorite art or drawing program. They were created in Adobe Illustrator and tested in Adobe Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint.