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Stuff Said 027: Richard Starkings




  • Richard Starkings on Twitter
  • Richard’s comic series, Elephantmen
  • Richard’s lettering & design studio, Comicraft (purveyors of unique design and fine lettering)
  • Alan Davis’ ORIGINAL cover to Detective Comics #595 and the printed version:Tec_575
  • Comic Book Lettering the Comicraft Way
  • I couldn’t find Todd Klein’s Comic Scene article, but his blog is a great place for talk of lettering, fonts, logos, and more.
  • WhizBang vs. Comicraft’s WildWordsWhiz-v-Wild
  • “Thoughts about Thought Balloons”, a discussion from the Balloon Tales Forum
  • The Ren & Stimpy Font vs. Comicraft’s ZoinksStimpy-v-Zoinks
  • An example of balloon placements, these for X-BABIES #2 (click for larger image): X-BABIES_PlacementSample
  • The scene Richard mentions from BLAZING SADDLES (scene DOES contain racially sensitive/charged language):
  • Anthony Robbins
  • Before Hip Flask and Elephantmen, there was Hedge Backwards (for more Hedge Backwards strips, check out Richard’s Deviant Art page):HedgeBackwards
  • The World Tribune, the Buddist Newspaper from SGI (Soka Gakkai International)
  • Richard’s favorite solo Beatle recording, “Photograph” by Ringo Star (AKA Richard Starkey):
  • “(theme for) Stuff Said” by Craig Chin (also on Soundcloud)
  • Additional Music: “She is Staggering” by Polaris, “Love Me Do” by The Beatles, “Karma Police” by Radiohead



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