• Letterers: Jill Gerber on the Unsung Heroes of Comics in the Classroom

    Letterers: Jill Gerber on the Unsung Heroes of Comics in the Classroom0

    When it comes to using comics in the classroom, letterers are truly the unsung heroes of the medium, according to educator Jill Gerber. In our earlier Comics Academe interview focusing on how the use of comics has evolved as a literary teaching tool, Gerber, an award-winning educator and consultant, explains that lettering is one of

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  • Into the Letter-Verse: Blambot’s Nate Piekos Talks Lettering in Comic Book Movies

    Into the Letter-Verse: Blambot’s Nate Piekos Talks Lettering in Comic Book Movies0

    In our previous interview, Nate Piekos shared his processes and passions within the world of comic book lettering. He also expressed his disappointment in a recent superhero movie that clearly had not consulted a professional comic book letterer to ensure the authenticity of their film’s comic book aesthetic. The film Piekos was referring to is,

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  • By the Letters: Blambot’s Nate Piekos

    By the Letters: Blambot’s Nate Piekos0

    An incredible amount of work and attention to detail goes into lettering a comic that the average reader is likely not aware of, despite the fact that it is the lettering of a comic that can help guide the reading experience from panel to panel. Nate Piekos has been working in comics lettering, typography, and

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  • BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go

    BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go0

    BOOM! Bar! Where we talk about the month’s BOOM!, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia releases, try to spot trends, and think about what BOOM! “is,” as a publisher. Remember last month, when I wondered about how letterers get attached to projects at BOOM! and their substudios? Well, I got some answers. So let’s start with

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  • The Spire: Lettering Is Art

    The Spire: Lettering Is Art0

    Out of all the elements that come together to make a comic book, lettering may be the most subtle. It’s meant to supplement the writer’s work by capturing character voice, setting the story’s pace, and, obviously, putting the words on the page in the first place. Many suggest that the best lettering is invisible, but

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