"Nate Piekos: The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering" looks behind the curtain at the way word balloons, cover logos and sound effects are crafted to guide the reader's experience of comics. From the early days of T-squares and ink pens to the digital age of pixels and tablets, comic book letterers have breathed life into the text elements and graphic design work of everyone's favorite comic books. "The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering" is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the design and lettering process, and features work from Piekos's recently released and critically acclaimed book of the same name. In addition, a large collection of graphic novels that feature his lettering and graphic work will be available in the gallery for visitors to enjoy firsthand.
Located in the Antone Academic Center, the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.