Official Press Release
Veteran letterer Ken Lopez has joined the DC Comics staff as the company’s first Lettering Art Director, reporting to VP – Creative Director Richard Bruning.
“I welcome this new challenge, and I feel confident about our success in this exciting new direction,” says Lopez. “I’m sure that in time DC’s lettering department will be looked at with pride from within and admiration from the rest of the industry.”
“Like all the other major comics publishers, DC Comics is developing a totally digital production workflow to take advantage of the efficiencies and higher reproduction quality obtained by modern methods,” says Bruning. “Kenny’s been one of the industry’s most prolific and talented letterers, and now he’s taken on the responsibility for lettering aesthetics here at DC. He’ll be working closely with our Editorial groups to develop new lettering styles and fonts as well as hiring a new group of staff letterers.”
Lopez comes to DC after 14 years as a freelancer letterer, having worked for publishers including DC, Marvel, and Valiant, as well as lettering the syndicated comic strip Terry and the Pirates. Before that, he was a member of Marvel’s Production Department for four years. He has worked with electronic lettering for more than six years. Lopez has designed a number of his own fonts, along with logos for such titles as GREEN LANTERN and Excalibur. His recent lettering work includes H-E-R-O, FALLEN ANGEL and DC’s BIONICLE custom comic.
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