Fonts! All new! All original!

Fonts! All new! All original!

I recently made some fonts. I’ve always wanted to do this. I actually started this first one long ago using http://myscriptfont.com.

That works OK if you’re very careful with your lettering. And I was. But it was still “off” just a little. Yes, I could’ve improved it with white-out, but this is the computer age, sonny! 😉

My first attempt at a script font.

My first attempt at a script font.

This one I was more careful, but still missed a few. Yet it’s still quite usable as-is:

This was named incorrectly with "Sakura" because I thought I used a Sakura brush-pen, but it was actually a Pentel. ;-)

This was named incorrectly with “Sakura” because I thought I used a Sakura brush-pen, but it was actually a Pentel. 😉

And then I graduated to the Calligraphy pen in Inkscape and final font tweaking in High-Logic’s FontCreator and this is what I got:

Created using Inkscape and High-Logic FontCreator. (A great combination!)

Created using Inkscape and High-Logic FontCreator. (A great combination!)

Finally, I made one with only the freehand brush in FontCreator:

Created completely freehand in FontCreator, using auto-metrics & kerning.

Created completely freehand in FontCreator, using auto-metrics & kerning.

Which is your favorite so far?

Loading MAD Magazine CD collection on Windows 10!

Loading MAD Magazine CD collection on Windows 10!

I just got MAD Magazine (the “Totally MAD” CD collection from Brøderbund Software) to load without the physical CDs following these instructions: http://www.blogordie.com/2015/11/installing-broderbunds-totally-mad-under-windows-10/

The result is that I now have every MAD Magazine from (the first issue in) 1952 through 1998 available on my computers without needing the physical CDs! These are also searchable. Which is very cool!

(Unfortunately, I cannot share very many screenshots like this as they have made it tedious to take them. I believe that is their copy protection – and it is quite good!)

But here are a few screenshots for your browsing pleasure:

Screenshot of app with MAD Magazine covers from 1952.

 

Totally MAD-CD 1-Issue 1-Oct-Nov 1952(!)

Totally MAD-CD 1-Issue 1-Oct-Nov 1952(!)

 

Totally MAD-Special Issue #5-Fall 1998 (last on CD Collection)

 

Do you have a favorite MAD Magazine issue, topic or article that you remember? Just buy the CDs and you can read them all!

And I would love to hear from everyone in the comment section below. (Or on your favorite social media where you may have seen this.)

Comics Are Up!

Comics Are Up!

I just created a new Flickr album for original comic art (by none other than yours-truly, of course). Right now there are only two drawings there but I intend to publish more in it.

Click the image below OR this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lelandgreen/sets/72157669659794826

Leland Green study of John Orlando character