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
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.
This book felt less like an instructional book and more like a sales pamphlet for the comicraft website. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Trevor J Maynard
This book is so confusing and poorly laid out. It's also a sales book for their online font family.
That being said it's a fin book for my comic book how-to collection... Read more
Anyone creating should know Richard Starlings, and if you don't, research him. Great book, and clean and concise about how to use illustrator to font books. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ahmed Shabazz II
While good deal of the emphasis seems to be on selling Comicraft typefaces, there's a lot of helpful technical step-by-step instructions for Adobe Illustrator, as well as tips and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by E. Manns
This book is great if you want to understand the art of lettering.
Yes, I called it an art. Read more
The book is not a hand-holding specific walkthrough. It is a good instructional on lettering, and I recommend it to everyone. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Ray Burke
I sat down and read this really quickly. About half the book is real instruction and information and the other half is a fake comic book with examples of what is being talked... Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by J. Bigelow
This is a wonderful book. 64 pages of little learn how tricks. They use an old version of Illustrator, but they speak mostly in English still adding a few basic short commands; so... Read morePublished on February 15, 2011 by Emil