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?
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?