In the Dark is a short comic created to fulfill a project requirement given in a Hand Lettering Class. The project was to design a comic that functioned with at least two pages entirely in the dark, requiring the handlettering (two 'character' alphabets and a sound effect) to stand alone. The project was assigned at an inopportune time (the same weekend as New York Comic Con) and so my nights were spent in a damp hotel room hunched over a wobbly lapboard handlettering and inking. The toning was done using Copic markers, and for this technique to succeed, it requires me to use no correctional fluid, as Copic ink does not work properly over such fluids. This technique has forced me to not only improve my inking abilities (I have to get it right on the first pass), but to stop nitpicking unnecessarily.