IRA SCHNAPP: His Life, Work and Family, Part 1

Ira Schnapp in the National (DC) Comics offices, 1955. Photo by Martin Schnapp, used with permission. For the past few years I’ve been writing about the life and work of Ira Schnapp on my blog. Ira was first employed by the company now known as DC Comics in 1940, when he redesigned the Superman logo […]

IRA SCHNAPP – LETTERER

Millions of comics fans knew and loved his work. For almost three decades he toiled anonymously for his employer, DC Comics, designing dozens of cover logos, lettering hundreds of covers and house ads as well as thousands of story pages, yet readers didn’t know his name or anything about him. Ira Schnapp received only two […]

IRA SCHNAPP and PEP CEREAL

Recently on a Facebook post by Robert Beerbohm, I was made aware of another commercial lettering job by Ira Schnapp when Bob posted one of these images. Kellogg’s Pep cereal was a sponsor of “The Adventures of Superman” radio show in the 1940s, and in 1945 Superman premiums were featured on the cereal boxes, and […]

IRA SCHNAPP’S COMICS CAREER BY THE NUMBERS

I’ve been researching Ira Schnapp’s comics career for more than ten years, and I believe I’ve now compiled as complete a list of his work as a letterer and ad and logo designer as I can. In this long article I’m putting it all together in chronological order year by year to present a more […]