Ira Schnapp in ROMANCE TRAIL and JIMMY WAKELY

There’s very little work by Ira Schnapp in these two late 1940s titles from DC Comics, but I’m including them as part of my effort to list all of Ira’s lettering for the company. ROMANCE TRAIL ran for only six issues under editor Julius Schwartz, and is an early example of a relatively rare crossover […]

IRA SCHNAPP: His Life, Work and Family, Part 3

By the early 1930s, Ira Schnapp was making a living as a freelance letterer and designer, doing show card lettering, as seen above, for movie theaters and probably other clients. There was actually lots of work then for a person skilled in lettering. “Show card” lettering, or large display lettering done on card stock, was […]

LOGO DESIGN FOR COMICS

Logo design is an important element of comics, both creatively and from a sales standpoint. A strong, memorable logo helps sell the product, and will help buyers identify more comics like ones they already enjoyed. This article is an overview of comics logo design, above is one of mine, and more about how it was […]

GASPAR SALADINO’S COMICS LOGOS July-Dec 1973

Moving on through the rest of Saladino’s logos for both DC and Marvel Comics for 1973, we continue with this one, or actually this two. ADVENTURE is Gaspar’s redrawn version of the previous logo by Ira Schnapp. Ira’s was curved, and this straight version makes a better fit with the feature logo below it. BLACK […]