LETTERER APPRECIATION DAY 2018

This annual event was begun last year by Nate Piekos and others. I had nothing to do with its creation, but I’m all for it. If we can have such silly things as National Trail Mix Day (yesterday) or National Chicken Boy Day (today), why not this one? The date was chosen because it was the birthday of Gaspar Saladino, one of comics’ best and most prolific letterers, and my role model and friend.

I suggest you celebrate by sending appreciative messages to letterers you like. I’m celebrating by linking to some of the many articles I’ve written about letterers on this blog, and posting them on Facebook as well. Here are a few:

ABE KANEGSON, Letterer for Will Eisner

THE DANNY CRESPI FILES, Part 1 of 14 (so far)

GASPAR SALADINO featured in The DC Comics Offices Part 4

EARLY IRA SCHNAPP DC COMICS HOUSE ADS

MORE EARLY IRA SCHNAPP DC COMICS HOUSE ADS

GASPAR SALADINO, an obituary and appreciation

GASPAR SALADINO COVER LETTERING Part 1 of 4

HOWARD FERGUSON, letterer for Simon & Kirby

IRA SCHNAPP, His Life, Work and Family Part 4 of 6

IRA SCHNAPP IN ACTION COMICS Part 1  (Many other Schnapp studies on my blog)

JOHN WORKMAN AND TODD KLEIN Part 1 of 2

LEROY LETTERING BY JIM AND MARGARET WROTEN

TODD KLEIN, My Work, by the Numbers

THE RISE OF DIGITAL LETTERING, Part 1 of 7

VISITING DC COMICS IN THE 1960S Part 2 of 3 (Includes Ira Schnapp and other letterers)

TODD KLEIN letters covers by hand

2 thoughts on “LETTERER APPRECIATION DAY 2018

  1. Dan Guy

    What a cool idea!

    You are my favorite letterer, for your talent, for this blog, and for being such a delight in person. Looking at Twitter, I see that I am far from alone in this!

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