“Why did you create Hip Flask?”
“Who are your favorite creators and collaborators?”
“What’s the secret to great comic book lettering?”
Thoughts on Thought Balloons!
“What is the difference between pen and computer lettering?”
“What question are you asked most often”
“What do you like most about comic book lettering?”
Establishing a Career in Comics
Richard Starkings replies to University design student Ryan Scales’ questions on breaking into the field, establishing a personal style and more.
Origins of Digital Lettering
The following were questions posed to Richard by writer Chris Arrant for a story on the transition from pen to computer lettering. You can read the finished article at ComicFoundry.com, which also includes quotes from lettering master Todd Klein. Presented here are the original questions and Richard’s unedited answers.