THE LETTERER OF THE DAY IS…CLAYTON COWLES

Updated: Jan 14

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

Human Target, DC Comics, issue #1, King/Smallwood/Cowles

CLAYTON COWLES: None! I’ve been lettering full time since 2009, with the occasional foray into drawing when the chance arises.


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


CC: My early favorites were comic strips: Calvin & Hobbes, Tintin, and The Far Side. When I decided I wanted to make comics for a living at the age of 14 (what a precocious little scamp I was), I was reading Exiles, Ultimate Spider-Man, and back issues of (Uncanny) X-Men. Joe Madureira and Jim Lee were my favorite artists at the time. It’s because of them I letter comic books.