I’m going through all the pages of Rita, modifying the safe areas, crop, and bleed to fit what’s gonna need to happen for printing. This would, in general, go a lot faster if Illustrator actually let you record events like “select a particular layer” and “manipulate it’s visibility/lock status” when making macros.
So I gotta do it all myself. Teeeeeediuuuuuuum.
Also I am seriously thinking that the deluxe omnibus edition of Rita needs to be printed on 8.5×11″ pages, there are some things that I am just unavoidably going to lose in the gutter between pages no matter what I do. I’m tweaking where I can, but some stuff would require a complete recompose and that’s just not gonna happen. Sigh.
Ah well, I’m experimenting a lot while making this comic, and that’s the nature of experiments – not all of them succeed, and you lear from them. I think overall most of the risks I’m taking work out. It’s just a few here and there that don’t.
edit, 11:30. Well that’s all 78 pages so far with new text-safe areas, and with the dialogue nudged around to fit. Next: crop/bleed. I wonder if Illustrator will fail on letting me macro that as well? I think I’m gonna take a shower first.