COMIC BOOK YETI: Aditya, thank you so much for joining me here in the Yeti Cave. If you have any other jobs other than lettering, what is it you do?

Home Sick Pilots, Image Comics, issue #6, Watters/Wijngaard/Bidikar/Muller

ADITYA BIDIKAR: I’ve been lettering full-time for around eight years now, but I used to be an editor and, before that, a translator – both of which used to finance my obsession with lettering before it started paying decently. As of now, I don’t have another job, but I do write for pleasure. I maintain a newsletter (quite badly), and I write prose short stories, and I’m currently working on a long-form comic as well.

CBY: What are the comics that influenced you and made you want to work in comics?

AB: I came to comics as an adult, so it was books like Watchmen, Sin City, City of Glass, and so on that made me excited about the medium. I first started working in comics as a writer, but then I branched out as I saw the things Todd Klein did on Sandman, or that Gaspar did on Swamp Thing, Tom Orzechowski on the X-Men, and John Workman on Thor and Doom Patrol.

CBY: Those are 4 powerhouse letterers! What do you enjoy most about lettering?