Michael Stock

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Comic Books / Lettering


One of my first lettering opportunities was for the book ‘Wolalina’. I started working on this early 2012.

The majority of the work required for this book was in production, putting together the final book ready for print required designing many of the interior pages, putting credits and titles on all the covers, and a good helping of Photoshop. The example below is of one of the chapter coves in the book. I was provided with a flat image file that included the illustration and old title (see first image below) and I was charged with removing the title, which would involve filling in the gaps left in the illustration by the removed letter shapes.

It was a very time consuming task but I was really happy with the result (see image below).

The final step was to add the new title, the result of which I was also very happy with. In retrospect I would adjust the kerning between the ‘f’, ‘r’, ‘i’, and ‘e’ to account or the outer outline a bit better.

Comic Books / Lettering


One of my first projects finally came to an end with the completion the of last of the 6 24-page stories for the ‘Collider’ series produced by BeActive and written by Mike Garley (Dead Roots, VS Comics, Eponymous, The Hitmen, Wallace and Gromit).

“COLLIDER tells the story of six people mysteriously transported to a post-apocalyptic future. Peter, Alisha, Carlos, Fiona, Luke and Lucia wake up in an abandoned hotel in the year 2018, at the campus of CERN, which holds the largest particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider. Without realizing how they got there, these six strangers must find a way to return to the present in a persistent struggle for survival.”

“Twelve artists were involved in the graphic design and production of this comic book for a period of 10 months. A first series of motion comics was posted on YouTube in the fall of 2012, gathering more than 250,000 views. These motion comics were recently screened at the International Film Festival in Galway, Ireland.”

“The COLLIDER comic book was written by Mike Garley and it’s based on the characters, story and universe, created by producer and storyteller Nuno Bernardo. Mike is a writer of comics, games, screenplays, among other interesting work in this area. He has also worked with renowned publisher Titan Publishing and developed game stories for game developers Wickedy Splits and Masters of Pie.” -beActive

“beActive is an award winning TV, Film and Digital studio with a decade of experience on story and format development, international co-productions, licensing and distribution of entertainment contents across multiple platforms. With offices in Dublin, London, Lisbon and Sao Paulo, beActive’s TV and film projects includes worldwide teen success Sofia’s Diary for Sony Pictures Television, HBO primetime series The Line and Living in your Car, Emmy-nominated Brazilian miniseries Final Punishment, Irish interactive TV series Aisling’s Diary and the UK film production The Knot, featuring Mena Suvari and Noel Clarke. Recently, beActive launched Beat Girl in European cinemas and now is preparing to release its first science fiction property, Collider.”

The ‘Collider’ graphic novel is available on Amazon in printed and Kindle formats.