Friday, 30 September 2016

Cerebus In Hell? - Week 14

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Cerebus in Hell? canon?

Alright,
Mitch.

Jeff Seiler said...

Funny stuff! This week's punctuation corrections:

Strip one, panel four, balloon two--Insert a hyphen after nineteenth (as a modifier, it should be nineteenth-century).

Strip two, panel one, balloon one--This is a very awkward-looking sentence. I would suggest: So, I said to my girlfriend, Gemini (You know? The taxidermist?)..."For my birthday...

But, this material is really *crammed* into this word balloon, so if you have to leave it alone, then it still gets across the idea.

Okay, that's it. Hope this helps.

Sandeep Atwal said...

Just sent the October and November strips to Tim and George, so lots more CIH? on the way! And don't forget, CIH? #0 will be in comic book stores soon!!!

Jeff Seiler said...

Soon being either, depending on whether your source of info is Dave Sim or Diamond or you comic-book store guy, the end of October or some time in December...

But definitely not two days ago...

Dave Sim said...

Hi Benjamin! Thanks for sticking with this and turning them around so quickly. You are a Photoshop Machine! I'm going to ask you to correct the strips as we go so we have finished, proofed strips for a possible collection up ahead.

#1 - Sean! I need an accurate description of WHAT kind of engraving Dante is that fits the same amount of space. Can you post it here for Benjamin?
Jeff - "nineteenth-century", yes. Good catch!

#2 - Jeff: 100% right on how The Minotaur SHOULD talk but that's not how he DOES talk. So proofread override.

#4 - The snakes have taken over, so the dialogue balloons in panels 2, 3 and 4 have to be going to two of the snakes and not the two guys. And not the snake that Super-Cerebus is disguised as in the next strip and not the anaconda in the guy's mouth. Feel free to cover up the two guys with word balloons to further emphasize the point.

This strip should actually come after the "The Snakes Take Over" sequence in the mini-series (and will if we ever collect these).

Thanks to everyone for "pitching in" on this!

Dave Sim said...

Mitch - Yes it is canon, but good luck building an accurate timeline and Wiki!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave!

I'll go ahead and make those corrections and send them along as they're finished. Should I make the suggested corrections for previous weeks as well?

Also, not sure if you saw the post from last weeks CIH? But this is what I wrote:

The font issue might be resolved if you would save the word/text document that you create when you write the comic and give that file to Sandeep to send out to who ever is doing that particular strip. The words could then be copied and pasted, and should retain their correct font size. Additionally it would make the work of compiling the strips much quicker. (Reducing my work time by as much as 20%)

Benjamin Hobbs

Sean R said...

That would be "nineteenth-century boxwood engraving" :)

Dave Sim said...

Benjamin - Yes, if you can go back through the strips, that would be great.

I find that the Joe Kubert font doesn't behave the same way as Apple's in-house fonts. If you move a block of boldface text, it switches it to Italic. That is, whatever encoding is in the ComicCraft software doesn't seem to speak Apple's language. Sandeep set up a "white lettering on black background" template page and to do the lettering at 9 pt size in white, I have to enter it as 24 pt. Weird!

Dave Sim said...

Mitch - Or, only MY strips are canon and Sandeep's are CEREBUS fan fiction. But, then you'd have to find out which one of us did which strips to figure out which ones are canon.

Anonymous said...

Dave,
That IS weird. So sending the file probably won't help for the style of the font, but not having to re-type all those words would probably still save me 3-6 minutes per strip. (Which means about a half hour to an hour less work on my end per every ten strips.)

So if there is anyway you could save the file and have Sandeep send it along with the roughs, it would be appreciated.

Benjamin Hobbs

Dave Sim said...

Benjamin - I'm afraid that would complicate my own working process which is to delete the type from the word document after I've photocopied the mock-up of the strip so the current strip is always "page 1". By the time I was doing the 7th strip, I'd be having to scroll through the first 6 strips looking for where the type for the 7th strip is and what pages I need to print out from the word document to make sure I have all the captions and word balloons for that one -- which would often mean printing out the bottom of page 6, page 7 and page 8 for the sake of one line at the bottom of page 6 and one line at the top of page 8.

Right now, all I have to be concerned about is "Does the type for this strip spill over to page 2?" and to move down any split word balloons so the whole word balloon is on page 2.

Anonymous said...

Dave,
Alright. I'll just keep re-typing all those words...
-Benjamin Hobbs