THE LETTERER OF THE DAY IS…NATHAN KEMPF

COMIC BOOK YETI: Welcome to the Yeti Cave, Nathan. Thank you for joining me. If you have any other jobs other than lettering, what is it you do?


Wrassle Castle Book 2, Wonderbound, Tobin/Coover/Galaad/Horner/AndWorld

NATHAN KEMPF: I just work wherever people are ready to hire me, haha. I majored in English linguistics in college but could never find a job in that field, so I’ve worked as a bartender, sold cheese and wine (as any good French person should do), flipped burgers… I tried going full-time as a letterer back in August, but it didn’t go as expected and only lasted for three months. For now, I work in a pet store, hoping I can try going full-time again soon.


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


NK: I didn’t really read any comics when I was a child, I was all about novellas and science magazines. But living in France, the few ones I did read were series such as Lucky Luke, Tintin, and the Smurfs. US comic books were not really popular in France when I was a kid, I barely knew they even existed.


I started getting into comics around 7 years ago after reading DC’s Flashpoint, following a friend’s advice. I fell in love with the medium and became eager to learn everything I could about the creative side of it, and I just found all aspects of it fascinating. From that moment, I knew I wanted to be part of that community as a creator.


So, to answer your question, it’s not really spec