Nordlys wrote:eishiya wrote:Nordlys wrote:I don't like comic sans font. The best font is trying to use your own handwriting, it fits more with your drawing style, if you have a good handwriting.
[url]Lettering isn't handwriting, it's drawing letters. If you draw your letters, your lettering probably won't look like your handwriting[/url] (whether your handwriting is good or bad), and it'll be consistent and legible. Anybody can learn to letter, their handwriting has nothing to do with it.
As much as I love hand-lettering and seeing hand-lettering in other comics, I don't think it's necessarily the "best." Some comics have art/story styles that work best with typed lettering. I definitely think that it never hurts to at least consider hand lettering, and a lot of the time it really is the most fitting option.
Ops, sorry, i didn't knew that. On some magazine i read they talked about 'writing' and 'having a natural firm handwriting' .
Unfortunately, "published" doesn't mean "good" xP
Technically, handwriting can still be thought of as lettering, but it's not the normal way. Very few people can letter effectively with their handwriting. Some can, of course. In some cases, drawing letters actually takes over one's handwriting, those people end up "lettering" everything they "write" xP Looks odd usually, since lettering and handwriting have different purposes and are done so differently.
I've had to tell people to draw their lettering instead of writing it a lot of times, so it's a very common mistake. It's something the pros take for granted, and there aren't many good resources on lettering, so it's hard for people starting out to learn these things. I'd love to do a tutorial that touches on all the basics like that, but I don't feel qualified yet. One day!
As for L-R: I'm pretty much with you (Nordlys). When it's done for an audience that naturally reads in R-L, it's fine. I suppose if one's target audience is "people who read mostly (translated) manga and are thus more used to reading R-L in English than L-R", then L-R in English is acceptable (even though the flow does clash). Not something I'd do or read, but I'm also not in the target demographic.
Some people in this thread mentioned being able to read R-L easier than L-R, and I wonder how accurate that is. I've never had significant issues reading one way or the other, as long as the text flows the same way. When it clashes, I get confused, frustrated, and quit.