Step #11: Lettering Pages for Your Comic Book – 8-Page Challenge #2

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Creators, we are moving into one of the areas of storytelling that are unique to comic books: lettering.

In this next step, you will be lettering to your comics. Lettering can influence the professional appearance of your comics. Lettering is one of those steps that people only notice when it is not very good. (But your lettering will look great.)

In Step 1, you planned your story concept for an 8-Page Story. In Step 2, you broke down your story into a plot. In Step 3, you revised the plot. In Step 4, our artists started creating character sheets. In Step #5, you wrote your script in “full script” format. In Step 7, you roughted out your comic book pages. In Step 8, you pencilled your art. In Step 9, you inked your art. In Step 10, you colored your comic pages.

In Step 11: Lettering, you will apply letters to your pages. This is your final creative step before the editors move into production.
Your lettered comic book pages will be posted in the Step 11 folder in the Create@ComicBookSchool forums.

Joe Sabino Letters from Avengers Assemble

We’ve been working from a script that I (Buddy Scalera) wrote for Marvel’s Avengers Assemble comic. Ron Lim penciled and inked the pages. The colors were by Chris Sotomayor.

Now you’re going to see the fantastic letters by Joe Sabino.


Ready, Set, Letter!

Okay, so now it’s your turn. If you are participating in the 8 Page Challenge, you should post your lettered comic pages in the Create@ComicBookSchool forums. Also, you should feel free to leave comments for the participants to help them improve their work.

Post your inked pages into Step 11: Letters in the Create@ComicBookSchool Forums.

Previous Steps

Step 1: How to Create a Story Idea for an 8-Page Comic | #8PgChallenge

Step 2: How to Plot Your 8-Page Comic | #8PgChallenge

Step 3: How to Revise Your Plot | #8PgChallenge

Step 4: How to Create Character Sheets for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 4

Step 5: How to Write the Script for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 5

Step 6: How to Create Thumbnails for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 6

Step 7: How to Create Page Roughs for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 7

Step 8: How to Create Pencil Art for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 8

Step 9: How to Ink Art for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 9

Step 10: How to Color Comic Art for Your 8-Page Comic Story | #8PgChallenge – Step 9


In the meantime, here is the original Announcement of the 8-Page Challenge.

Complete schedule:


Challenge Calendar: Register on the Forum to Be Added to the Calendar

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