Hey Answer a Nerd, could you give a brief explanation of the hierarchy of jobs that it takes to make a comic. For instance, I know the Editor is on top, but who is next down? The writer? Penciller? Could you place the letterers, inkers, and anyone else in a ranking of most important according to typical salary? Bonus points for how in depth you can show the all of the involvement it takes to make a comic to read a comic.
I would've thought the editor would be in the bottom. You can still have a good and fun story without a good editor. (Not that I'm trying to take away from the importance of what they do, it all comes together to make great comics and everyone is integral in their own way)
it kinda makes sense, you wouldn't let a letterer letter without doing all the editing first right? This topic is an interesting question, but not one I'm equipped to fully answer. I would love to see someone else do it though
Post by briandomingos on May 3, 2016 11:12:38 GMT -6
I think letterers - and not to pick on letterers as they are, obviously vital to the process, but - they are, to me, the equivalent of Lighting guys in TV/film. Very important but relatively invisible. They are only truly noticeable when they are stand-out masters or terrible. I blame computer lettering for most of it. Much of the charm and life of the form disappeared in the mid-90s with the creation of things like Comicraft.