Sequential Underground #76 - Titles and Logos

Sequential Underground

Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino share their experiences creating titles and logos for their webcomics and self-published comic books.

Before we dive into things, Nick talks about some recent emails he received promoting comics Kickstarter campaigns. He shares honest opinions about Avalon's Destruction: Prologue, Sons of Fate (Origins), and an upcoming project by Red Rage Comics. Plus, Shawn and Nick tease their own upcoming Kickstarter campaign!


Then it's time for titles and logos talk! We cover Shawn's Gello Apocalypse, Thundergirl, and Explorers of the Unknown (plus the new EotU design).

And Nick talks about the development of titles and logos for Time Log, Super Haters, Zombie Palin, and Stick Cats.


We also share our own personal tips for creating an original title and an attractive logo that you can use over and over again.

8 Responses to “Sequential Underground #76 - Titles and Logos”


  1. 1 Javier Hernandez

    Listened to this episode while inking. Nice to hear some talk about logo design. For those of us who make our own comics, it's definitely part of our storytelling (at least the way I've always approached it). It's always neat to hear other creator's approach to this part of comic making.

    I didn't even mind the two time Shawn had to 'check in on the kid'! (Thanks, Nick, for not editing that out...).

  2. 2 nick marino

    @Javier: we keep it vérité around here!!! Shawn's an artist with a lot of things that influence his life and i feel like hearing the baby stuff let's you know how his family life and art are interacting on an everyday basis.

    in the future, i'd love to take my titles and logo design to another level where it becomes an integral element to the storytelling. right now, i feel like they're fun phrases but they could be replaced or substituted.

  3. 3 Daniel Arruda Massa

    Great episode! (like always) To me logos are a huge deal for me as I am a graphic designer. I usually spend way to much time trying to figure out a logo, but to be fair I usually seem to just go for a simple thing based on my own handwriting. I believe a good logo can help the reader be part of the story. There are many things I could say about logo's but there are many books and sites about it. I love logo's!

  4. AudioShocker Shoutouts!

    The Illiterate Badger webcomics


  5. 4 nick marino

    @d-dog: i love a classy typed logo, but i think hard drawn logos always have more charm and character.

  6. 5 Smars

    wow, that was a solid 17 minutes before the intro music came in. hah.
    i love Fantastifont, is a really fun font.

    i do all my logo's by hand then scan them in and redraw them as vector images. i just want them to have a personality all their own. something you can't get with a store bought or found font. i just wanted to do it how they used to do in the olden days haha.

    the explorers of the unknown icon is good. very striking colour choice.

    i always go online to look and see how many things pop up in a google search for the name of a story i come up with. it's why i have unusual names for most of my stories. some of it is accidental, but a lot of it is on purpose.

  7. 6 nick marino

    @Smars: i love your logos. great examples of logos with personality!!!

    you also have great taste in titles too! they all sound and look really unique, but there's a familiarity to them as well. Munch Chunky is a fantastic example of that.

    can you tell i'm a fan? hehehehehe

  8. AudioShocker Shoutouts!

    Wet Moon comics


  9. 7 James Beihl

    Listening to this Episode while working on a job. Great work Nick!

  10. 8 nick marino

    Thx for listening, James!!! I can't wait to see what you're arting right now.

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