Trials vs Mother

posted February 6th, 2015, 2:01 am


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February 6th, 2015, 3:01 am

Ralph (Guest)

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Why is it I just have this sinking feeling that the quack that Annie's birth mom has been forcing her to is actually working as a doctor for the defense? And never said a word of this and is why he tired his best to lay guilt on Annie?

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February 6th, 2015, 3:07 am

Patty (Guest)

Difficult reading

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I don't want to be too critical but the first three panels are extremely difficult to read. That typeface, black with a white background when used over a busy background is virtually unreadable.

Could you tell me just what those panels are saying, please?

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February 6th, 2015, 12:11 pm

GreenKrog

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@Patty: It is hard to read, but chat bubbles make it ugly as fuck. There is no good solution.
Here is the chat bubble version so you can read it;
http://imgur.com/FFKssjH

If you have a better solution than those two options, I am all ears. Usually I can do a simple outline and it makes enough of a contrast to be visible without a stark white speech bubble, but the Informal Roman (Julie) and Ms Sans Sarif (Deb) are just not very bold fonts and don't lend themselves to it.

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February 6th, 2015, 6:45 pm

Patty (Guest)

Thanks

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@GreenKrog: Thanks for the link. You didn't make that second version just for me, did you?

The bubble version was MUCH easier to read thank you.

The only suggestion I would make is that if you want to use that typeface then use a neutral, solid color background. The background of the first three panes, the door, the curtain and the gradient are distracting. If I were you I'd ditch that particular font, but you are the artist and so get the choice.

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February 6th, 2015, 7:04 pm

GreenKrog

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@Patty: Yes, I did make it just for you, and I would do it on any other ones you have an issue with. I think I did before for either you or someone else as well. It doesn't take much time, so, yeah.

The rest of the trial is pretty much free of the hard to read fonts, and is on solid/gradient backgrounds. I think you will find it easy to read.

I went with MS Sans Sarif for Deb/Annie's mother very dliberately, because it IS hard to read and VERY jarring and not pleasant. You don't want to read it. It is an ugly font from an ugly person.

However, the Informal Roman for Julie is another story. I picked it because it is a beautiful font - flowy, graceful, but more mature than Lexi (Gabriola). It is unfortunate that it is hard to read sometimes though.

Such are the problems of actually using fonts instead of just Times New Roman for everything like 99% of the rest of the web comic universe.

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February 6th, 2015, 7:28 am

CuteDress&TwinPonytails

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So, the weeds of misinformation and prejudice that mother has been growing for some time now, and that Annie has just been spraying with ineffective weed killer, with little results, are finally being taken down by Dr. Bernt wielding a powerful weed-wacker.

BTW---We finally get to see what Annie is wearing to court on the first day of the trial. It's a pretty, attractive purple dress, similar to the 'Bloody Maiden' dress that she wears on stage ! Very good choice, because although Annie is a typical teenage girl prone to wearing casual clothes, wearing a dress in that style gives Annie an aura of femininity, respect, and dignity. Certainly that is the wise and proper thing to do when in front of the lawyers and judge.

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February 6th, 2015, 12:15 pm

GreenKrog

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@CuteDress&TwinPonytails: Nice metaphor with the weed whacker thing, I totally dig it hard.

I wonder who picked out this shirt? Looking back, it is actually really close to the one that Jamie bought Annie for Christmas. Hmm..

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