#1191 8Ball

October 27th, 2015, 7:26 am

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That one's a knock-off.

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Reply NtKGar, October 27th, 2015, 8:43 am

Went and found a more readable font for Poe, this one's called BlackChancery. Poe's neck is longer than it was last time we saw him on account of his continuing magical mutation, so it's logical that his voice would be a bit different and not a continuity error at all. Odds are you didn't even notice the typeface had changed anyway, but some of our readers are cartoonists or graphic designers themselves so it's nice to share resources, especially open-license ones. The standard NtK dialogue font is Sunday Comics by Blambot

Today's whitespace Neko is kind of apropos of nothing, but it gave me an excuse to draw him in his pink wig again.

Checking our site stats it looks like we're climbing back up to the sort of audience figures we were getting before the nekothekitty.net domain name crashed, so thanks to everyone who's been sharing and letting people know that the comic's still updating at nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com

I actually got a lovely email the other day from someone who used to read NtK in high school and only recently discovered that it's updating again. They didn't say how long ago high school was for them but contextual clues indicate at least a couple of years and they were looking forward to catching up. I love it when that happens.

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Reply Connors, October 28th, 2015, 4:23 pm

Yay fonts

Reply NtKGar, October 29th, 2015, 7:08 am

Typography's a pretty dorky thing to get excited about, but we're all about mental health any more though and accepting personal dorkiness is part of that. I like www.dafont.com because it gives you a lot of options to filter your search by, including legibility at small sizes and different types of license agreements if you can't afford to pay for commercial fonts. Great resource for designers. Poe's previous font was called Augusta, which is a nice gothic style font but works better at sizes above 18pt so isn't ideal for dialogue.

It's a niche interest so I'm not going to write a big essay, but it's not one anybody's alone in so as you say, Yay fonts!

I actually played a pretty good indie game a while back called Type:Rider. It's a 2D platformer, you play as a colon (the : symbol, not the anatomical part) and the levels are themed around different typefaces. You collect letters and learn about the history of typography from the Gutenberg press up to the modern day. It's all very stylish, and challenging enough to be fun without ever getting truly difficult and is just a really nice well-presented little history lesson. http://store.steampowered.com/app/258890/

Reply Licourtrix, October 29th, 2015, 4:11 pm

It's good to see Poe has a way to provide the truth for those pesky situations when someone wants to know it. It'd be interesting if the 8ball only tells the truth if it has personal knowledge of it though, so asking it something may result in "Answer Unclear, Please ask again later" forever.

I'm sorry I haven't been as active on commenting as I once was, but the two big D's in my life have been a pain in the ass. Those d's being Depression and The Dicks at work.

I'm making enough to live on my own but not have enough time or money to hang out with friends (assuming I had any) and I'm going to sacrifice more time from my life on a second full time job just to have the money to be able to drive. Assuming I can do that, which I doubt every day, then I'll have even less time for comics and funny things.

Reply NtKGar, October 31st, 2015, 12:26 pm

Well that's poopy butts being dragged all over the walls, hope things pick up for you soon.

Something you said caught with me here: DO assume you have friends. Friends who are busy and have their own shit to deal with, sure, but still friends who think about you probably about as much as you think about them and would be happy to talk on the phone for a little while or play a game or something. Depression fucks with your ability to evaluate yourself properly and being poor makes it a hell of a lot worse. Just because the good stuff's invisible to you right now doesn't mean it isn't there or that it can't touch you. Keep in mind your perception's being fucked with.

Also, check your messages

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