Ringo and Eagle award winning letterer and founder of
Blambot.com—Nate Piekos—shares his insight into the world of comic book lettering in the upcoming The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering. This informative how-to book will hit shelves from Image Comics this October.
Piekos provides readers with the most in-depth tips and techniques ever published on the subject of digital comic book lettering in this exhaustive guide. He covers everything from creating lettering templates, emotive dialogue, and dynamic sound effects to developing design skills and building a lettering career in the comic industry.
“For years I’ve posted lettering tips and design theory on social media, and one of the most frequently asked follow-up questions I receive is, ‘Have you ever thought about writing a book about this?'” said Piekos. “Since well-executed lettering is an often overlooked part of the comics reading experience, very few people realize just how much graphic design skill is required to do the job well. I felt like it was past time to write an exhaustive guide on the art of digital comic book lettering for all those who are interested. It’s a ‘deep dive’ on the subject that aspiring letterers have been craving.”
Piekos has provided lettering and design for virtually every major publisher: Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Oni Press, and more. His fonts also appear in video games, movies, advertising, and product packaging. Microsoft, Six Flags Amusement Parks, Charles Schulz & Associates, New Yorker Magazine, The Gap, Penguin Random House, and Sony, are just a few mega-corporations that have licensed designs from Blambot.com.
The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1995-0) will be available on Wednesday, October 20 and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 26. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore via Bookshop or IndieBound, or it can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.
The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.