• 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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  • Thank You, Text: Letterer Ariana Maher Never Stops Learning

    Thank You, Text: Letterer Ariana Maher Never Stops Learning0

    When Ariana Maher first started testing the waters of professional comic lettering, the excitement of seeing her work published was undermined by a few people who felt that exposure ought to have been enough to satisfy her. Now that she has more experience in the field, she knows better when it comes to establishing terms

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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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  • By the Letters: An Interview with Troy Peteri

    By the Letters: An Interview with Troy Peteri0

    Letterers are some of the many unsung heroes that help shape the comics we love. Word and thought balloons, sound effects (SFX), and narrative boxes appear throughout the pages of each book, but readers tend to take those storytelling devices for granted, without realizing just how much of our reading experience those seemingly simple letters

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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 Complete The Killer: The Craft of Pasting Ethics Over Action

    The Complete The Killer: The Craft of Pasting Ethics Over Action0

    The Complete The Killer Matz and Luc Jacamon, translated by Matz and Edward Gauvin, with lettering by Marshall Dillon (Chapters 1-10) and Deron Bennett (Chapters 11-13) Archaia for BOOM! Studios The Complete The Killer (RRP $39.99) is unbelievably long. Unreasonably, as a PDF—my internet’s not great, but even so—it took a full hour to load

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