While the general public can’t give a toss about the lettering in Twilight: The Graphic Novel, it’s certainly got enough people in the comics industry and community narked – and understandably so, considering it’s such a poor job.
So who can fix it?
Well, there are many people who think Todd Klein is the finest letterer in the comics industry. And, yes, he’s very good, and his lettering prints with Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Alex Ross and Mark Buckingham prove that point.
But for me the greatest letterer in comics has always been Dave Sim, the way he not only creates the most experimental lettering to fit the mood and tone of characters, but integrates into the artwork.
The only downside is that there is no way that Dave would go along with the inane mumblings and bumblings of Stephanie Meyer. He’d have to introduce his own subtexts along the way in a very subtle fashion.
Something like this, maybe?
I have to say, I’d read more of that…