Back To Lettering!



Just finished reading through the final script and only spotted a few things I may need to rewrite due to length and bubble size. The script finally looks like it’s been edited, which makes me happy. Now I just have to check and see what changes there are to the first 35 pages. Hopefully not much, so I don’t have to reletter them.

Definitely can’t wait to start lettering again tomorrow after work!!

Yaoi Lettering Paused


Over the weekend, I sent an email to my coordinator inquiring about all the rewriting/editing I was doing just in the first 35 pages. Now it’s normal for me to rewrite a few text bubbles due to length, but this book is ridiculous with the wordage.
Note: I’m only contracted as the letterer for Where It Rains, so I shouldn’t be rewriting/editing the script.

Due to all the edits I was doing, my coordinator inquired to the editor about it and found out that the script I was using wasn’t even the final script. I receive the “final” script and notice very little difference between the previous version and also spotted that the edits I made in my copy weren’t even corrected in the “final” script. I sent another email back to my coordinator and explained what I spotted in the “final” script. In her reply email, she asks me to stop lettering so she can have another editor look over the script. Now I’m in limbo waiting for the “final final” script.

Lettering Woes in Yaoi


First off, While cleaning I haveĀ a personal rule to not look at the script till I’m ready to typeset.

Okay, so the current title I’m cleaning is a yaoi title and I’m SO confused.

*begin rant* This story is taking me on an emotional roller coaster from just the images. The character are laughing on one page and then a few pages later you’re thrown into a dark flashback. Now I really want to break my own personal rule just so I’m not screaming/yelling at the characters. *end rant*

I think I’m a little ahead of schedule, so I may start typesetting Friday or Saturday. Oh and here’s a hint for which yaoi title it is… Mangaka is Fuhri Misasagi.

Marathon Lettering


Phew! Just finished a 4 day stretch of 9-13 hours of lettering each day.

It was my first Harlequin manga title to letter. Consisted of 125 pages (not including cover and copyright page), which is short for a oneshot volume. One thing’s for sure, my hands and back are not liking me right now. Did a LOT of background and screentone redraws and/or cloning, but it definitely was a fun experience.