Introduction to Hand-Lettering (Parts 1 & 2)

Since I began sharing more and more of my activity sheets a couple weeks ago, I’ve gotten hundreds of notes from kids and parents all over the world — from every continent, actually, except Antarctica (I guess penguins aren’t into making comics…). Most of these notes are to share finished activities and completed comics, all of which have been consistently blowing me away and making me very, very excited about all the books and graphic novels these kids are going to create someday, and that I’ll get to read!

Some of the notes also contained special requests — such as the one from the girl who said she desperately needed more cat comics to finish (I made another batch of them as quickly as I could!). Many of the notes included questions, too. Several of these questions were about the hand-lettering I do throughout the activity sheets. Kids wanted to know how I did it, and how they can learn to do it, too.

To satisfy these curious minds — and to hopefully get a whole bunch of kids hand-lettering like crazy! — I drew up a couple sheets of tips and techniques.

To download printable, sharable versions of these sheets, click HERE and HERE. I hope they are useful!

~ Jarrett

8 thoughts on “Introduction to Hand-Lettering (Parts 1 & 2)

  1. Hello, We are from Virginia and I was so happy to find your blog ! My 9 year old daughter loves graphic novels and blew through your “Finish my comics” in 2 days! Please keep them coming !! It has been the one thing she hasn’t complained about 🙂

    Thank you! Nikki

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. I love these comics. They are so engaging for students. Since many of my students don’t have access to a printer at home, I was wondering, do you have your files as google docs or slides for students to use?

    1. Hey there, Becky! Thanks so much! I’m so glad you think so. I’ve been trying to make more materials that require no printing or are easily copyable onto one’s own sheet of paper, to address this exactly. Unfortunately, I don’t have versions in docs or slides, but I know some teachers have been putting the images onto docs or slides. If you know how to do that so that your kids can use the activities, you are free to do it! Thanks again!

  3. Hi Jarrett! I stumbled upon your blog last week and I’m so thankful. I’m a first grade teacher in Baltimore learning how to use Google Classroom for teaching. I recorded myself reading a book called Sam’s Pizza and used your pdf’s (the pizza and how to draw bugs) to accompany my lesson. Thank you for sharing your talents!

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