I was amazed at the level of scientific thought that goes into directing your eyes and reader voice through letters on the page. I cannot say enough good about this work... if you are going into the industry or hope to, buy this book. (4/4) --Alexander Ness, SlushFactory.com
Want to know more about comics? It's a must-buy. Want to make your own comics? It's a must-buy. Don't miss it. --Maggie Thompson, Comics Buyers Guide
An essential resource on the craft of comic-book lettering. --Communication Arts Magazine
About the Author
RICHARD STARKINGS learned the ropes of comic book production at Marvel UK in London. Moving to California in 1989 he founded the Comicraft studio with John JG Roshell and together they revolutionized the art of comic book lettering & design -- introducing US publishers to the practice of digital lettering (covered in detail in their book COMIC BOOK LETTERING THE COMICRAFT WAY) which is now the industry standard. Starkings created the HIP FLASK character as a mascot for Comicraft's line of comic book fonts before developing the critically acclaimed UNNATURAL SELECTION storyline which details the origin of HIP FLASK and THE ELEPHANTMEN.
JOHN ROSHELL a.k.a. Gaushell, JG, Mr. Fontastic and Comicrafts Secret Weapon, graduated from UCLA with a Design degree in 1992, and has since achieved his life-long goal of revolutionizing the comic book lettering industry, one letter at a time.