A history of comic book lettering with a focus on the history of type that led up to the development of the Leroy lettering system. Plus, TOOM, a digital version of the Leroy lettering system style font.
Commercial art is forever at the mercy of the axiom “Fast, Cheap, Good: Pick Two.” That is to say, if you want it fast and cheap, you’re going to sacrifice quality. If you want it cheap and good, it’s going to take a while—and if you want it good and fast, you’re going to pay through the nose.
The act of creation doesn’t occur in a vacuum and is, in fact, nearly always predicated on what came before. It’s a badly kept secret that artists use the work of others as raw material in the creation of new works.