Originally Posted By: Gerald
I think the problem is, as the comic industry continues to shrink, the talent pool is getting smaller because less people realize there's less and less to be made in that business, and the big companies are probably cutting corners and having letterers take on more issues than usual a month and that's why everything has roughly the same exact font style.

I was always was impressed with Tom Orzechowski. Wiki'ing him right now and apparently once the publishers started using in-house letterer teams, people like Orzechowski lost work.

The comics industry shrinking? Every time I go into Forbidden Planet in Glasgow they seem to have more and more comics from more and more publishers for sale. There are shelves upon shelves of graphic novels. It is not shrinking - it is changing. There's probably never been a better time to be a comics fan.