The two most common criticism I receive about my comic are the following.
In English: "The computer font doesn't fit with your art style, it would be a lot better if you lettered by hand."
In french (where the original lettering is handwritten) "Handwriting is too distracting, using a computer font would really improve your comic."
I don't know if my handwriting is ideal for a comic, but it is legible, so I'm attempting it for a while. Please give me feedback, it would be absurd if I gave myself more trouble for something readers don't even like!
I think it works better like this, personally.
Thanks! I'll see if the people agrees soon!
I know what its like to hand letter, it is an art unto itself.
In this case (English version) it does make a noticeable difference. I really like it.
The lettering fits the Orcs, over the font you were using before, and I would imagine the same style here would do well for Trolls also.
I would keep reading no matter which way you went.
I'm not planning on lettering differently for different races. I'll just continue using colours for different languages. (And for the most part, languages are regional, not racial.)
Where hand lettering allows most useful variety, I find, is for tone of voices. Something screamed, mumbled, or said in an otherwise unusual tone can have variation in letter size and shapes that would be difficult to reproduce with a computer font.
I actually didn't notice the lettering change until I read the authors note! What I take from that is your handwriting is just as legible as the fonts and blend very nicely with the overall aesthetic of the page. I'd say its an improvement! Plus, the dynamic letters in yelling, like the "SHUT UP"s work extremely well in your handwriting.
Hmm, then the experiment seems to be a succes so far... *takes notes*