Prologue: Page 14Did you hear that? Did you hear that faint screaming from California of me yelling “HELVETICAAAAAAAA”? No? Okay then.
Seriously though: Oh my god. Thank god. We finally get to introduce more characters. I know to you guys this probably seems like there’s already a few characters introduced, but here’s the thing: I know how this entire story turns out. There are so many more wonderful characters that make this SO MUCH BETTER that you haven’t gotten to meet yet.
So, officially, meet Courier and Helvetica. Courier is, as she mentions, the League’s mailperson. (Get it? COURIER? It’s a pun.) Her design is fairly blocky, to reflect how I personally interpret the look of her font.
And meet Helvetica! As the Sans Serif department leader, she has adopted significantly more modern technology than noted fuddy-duddy TNR has. I know — finally a modern cellphone in this comic that bills itself as taking place in the present day!
Also, I hope this won't happen, but there's a chance next week's comic will be late! I've been feeling very sick for the past few weeks and haven't been able to maintain my buffer, so sorry about that, guys!
we have had no news sence July I am getting worried.
Hugs and good wishes
We miss you, Emma! Still rooting for you.
Thank you for your art.
I also just wanted to take a moment to mention that you have been a bit of an inspiration to me over the last couple years. I first discovered you through your work in Stone Soup, and your dedication to your art has always motivated me. You worked hard to accomplish so much at a young age, and as a young artist myself that's very inspiring. Keep doing you, and I'll always be checking in to see where you are.
and for future reference you can put your name in the "Nickname" box to the lower left when you leave a comment to tell everyone that it's you.
I certainly hope you recover from your illness, Emma. Don't worry about updates, we'll be here when you begin drawing again.
For her, it's worse than the cough that is going around.
She should keep us posted... illness is something that sucks, but sometimes we just have to deal with it.
Here's hoping you feel better soon, Emma, and hopes that you soon manage to STAY better.
I'm going in for surgery in just a few hours and will update on here and social media when I'm feeling better, but there will likely be a few more weeks without LoF. Sorry, everyone!
Don't worry about anything - we'll all wait for you.
You brought a smile and no small joy into our lives, and so your health matters a lot to us.
Just rest, relax, concentrate on your recuperation, Dear.
Our prayers always....
my new girlfriend
P.S. Both Cynthia and Dave miss you very much and brighten upon the mention of your name.
Out of curiosity, will Palatino Linotype be part of the comic? That's my personal favorite. :)
Yes, Palatino will come in at some point in time :). I might also do something in the future where readers can design their own personifications for their favorite fonts and (if that font is not already going to show up) I'll sneak it into the comic!
Get well soon Emma!
I was wondering who would notice the emoji on Helvetica's phone, and - it was you!
Have lots of rest, drink fresh lemon/lime juice sweetened with honey (assuming you're not sensitive or allergic to either)....
PLEASE get well soon! Health comes before work, yes?
My prayers for you....
Learnt something new about Helvetica, love it! And yes she matches!
COPPERPLATE! COURIER~! You are so PUNNY, Dear <3
Oh I hope you get fully healthy at the proper time, so I can see other fonts!
If it means anything, not only am I working in the printing industry (and a bit of a typography nerd) but I also have a college degree in history, so your level of research has my respect. Nicely done!
I hope you get well. I love your story and it's beautiful artistry.
I dropped something on your facebook you might like (and hopefully will help with "keep the morale up" things) because it's a "periodic table of fonts"!
Helvetica is just the cutest lil' thing. I want her dress... and Courier looks like a cool retro 70s person who's outfit I could thrift from the local vintage store. I LOVE your designs!
Please be careful though, your health is more important than comics :~) love you!
Can't wait for next week! And of course I totally understand if the comic comes late. Health first! :)