Thu, 15 December 2011
I recall laying in bed while reading books to my son and picking up an all ages comic book that had been sitting on a stack just within arm's reach on the floor. I had purchased a few books from our local comic shop a week prior and had placed them by my son's bed with the hopes of discovering a series that I could feel good about reading to a then inquisitive 8 year old. It was then that he and I first discovered the marvelous world of Franklin Richards. After a few pages in, I was hooked! The mastermind behind this great series was none other than Chris Eliopoulos and after this discovery, so too came the discovery of his other masterpiece, the online webcomic sensation Misery Loves Sherman. Chris is a lettering phenom as well as a gifted artist, and hand-lettered the first 100 issues of the ongoing Savage Dragon series, even after much of the comic book industry (including Eliopoulos himself, on other titles) had come to rely on computer-generated fonts for dialogue.
He designed the fonts for Marvel Comic's in-house computer lettering unit. He has also contributed lettering work to Valiant Comics, DC Comics, and other publishers. For Dark Horse Comics, Eliopoulos wrote and/or drew some Star Wars stories.
Join me as I interview the amazing artist, Chris Eliopoulos, as he talks about his career, his art and his passion for the All-Ages genre as well as some of the roads that lead him to where he is today.