As I sit down in front of my PC after quite a long absence, I find myself not interested in informing you all of project statuses or 2016 plans for Epoch Art, but rather to discuss family, life, and love… (stop reading now and check back early next year if sentimental/emotional rants aren’t your thing – this is going to get real depressing really quickly). But before I get going here, let me just express that this isn’t a cry for help. I’m not suicidal and I never will be. So don’t freak out and misconstrue my message when you get to the end. Okay, last chance to stop reading…
Still here? Okay then.
The last few months, and especially the last few weeks, have been some of the most emotional of my life. They say the holidays are always stressful, yet somehow this year was the first time I ever felt that sentiment to be true. It was an incredible rush to have my beautiful girlfriend move in with me weeks before the holiday and us celebrate our first Christmas together. It was full of cheer: Christmas cards adorning the walls, poinsettias, Christmas cookies, tons of Christmas movies, even tons more presents, a gorgeous tree, and lots of love. But it was also twinged with heartache as I was in the hospital and subsequently the E.R. and, for an incredibly intense four days, I was worried I was going to die.
Before I say anything else, I just want to say how incredibly happy I am to have such an adoring fanbase full of thoughtful, considerate, articulate, and interesting people. I love reading all of your posts, and while I just simply can’t respond to all of them, just know that I really, truly appreciate each and every one of you taking the time to pop in every day just to say ‘hello’ or ‘hope you’re doing well’ or ‘WHERE’S MY FUCKING PORN?!’
For real, I know a lot of my artist contemporaries out there can’t boast the same incredible fanbase and I don’t really know what I did to draw the winning lottery ticket that got me the ABSOLUTE FUCKING BEST FANS I imagine anyone could have, but I am grateful and know that I don’t take it for granted. I don’t take
With the help of tom85121, I was able to figure out what font I used to make the Clara Ravens logo way back in 2010 (FYI, Clara’s five year anniversary is April 29th. But what do you buy for the girl that has everything?) and make a new 3D logo from scratch. The logo was getting tired and old, but I didn’t want to deviate too much from the original. So you’ll notice only the subtlest of changes. The logo above is just an artistic rendering; the text of the logo will appear different on the comic book and dossier covers.
I made the logo for her comic almost five years ago, and while I have the .psd saved in high res, the name part of the logo (attached here in the post with all the extra stuff removed) was rasterized in the .psd because it had been taken into 3ds Max (back before I switched to Maya) in order to “3d-ize” the text.
In between waiting for renders to complete for Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion, I’ve been learning Adobe After Effects. I want to do a badass animated logo for Epoch Art, as well as ones for all of my comic titles, for use in teaser trailers and other promotional material. I will be making a teaser trailer for CR4 if/when I can identify the font used to make the logo. I cannot find it in my font library, possibly because I’ve gone through, I don’t know, like 6 or 7 computers since 2010? It’s possible it’s not even on my current hard drive. And, because I “3d-ized” the logo, it has proven difficult to identify using online font recognition software like whatthefont and identifont. I’ve even flattened it, removed the beveling, and forced the perspective back to make the logo flat letters. Yet still, I have been unable to have any software recognize it. I submitted it to the expert font identifiers at whatthefont, but no one there has identified it, either.
So I’m crowd-sourcing this. The first person to identify the font and provide me a link to it so I can verify that it is the correct font (be aware it might even be a commercial font because I’ve bought font packs back in my desktop publishing days) will get a free copy of Clara Ravens Episode 4: Colombina’s Illusion when it is finally available.