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:
IRA SCHNAPP IN ACTION COMICS Part 1 (Many other Schnapp studies on my blog)
VISITING DC COMICS IN THE 1960S Part 2 of 3 (Includes Ira Schnapp and other letterers)