Upon starting this project, I admit that I have made a *few errors. Learning is why I approach most projects, especially those which require skills that are somewhat previously nonexistent. That being said, Q is a perfect example of learning by doing things backwards.
Adding to the newbie-carving-letters mistake pile, I failed to notice that Q’s tail hung below my baseline and actually off of my block. My first reaction was to simply purchase a larger block. I also thought about redesigning the Q, the way a punchcutter might adjust details of a typeface design to fit technical constraints, by looking at the non descending tail of Champion’s younger brother Knockout. In the end, I decided it was best to just use a larger block. Plus, Q’s tail is ready to party and I couldn’t bear busting him for curfew.
*probably over 10, but who’s counting?