lambot’s story begins in the late 90s, when Nate Piekos was drawing indie comics that he photocopied and stapled together to amuse his friends in college—he needed lettering fonts that an aspiring comic creator could afford! Utilizing the knowledge from his classes, he began experimenting with his own designs. When a friend provided a book on HTML, Nate began building Blambot.com! Fast-forward to 2002; Nate was working a dreary corporate design job when he got a call from Marvel Comics…it seemed legendary artist, Mike Allred, wanted Nate to letter his run on X-FORCE! Within a year, work was coming in from both Marvel and DC. Meanwhile, Blambot.com was taking off like a rocket, and Nate quit his day job to live the dream…
Since then, Blambot has provided lettering and design for virtually every major publisher: Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Oni Press, and more.
In October 2021, The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering by Nate Piekos was published by Image Comics. It reached #1 in the How to Create Comics category on Amazon in its first twenty-four hours of pre-orders, and the first printing sold out within two months of its debut. A second printing is now available!
If you’ve watched TV, surfed the internet, or, heck…if you’re living on this planet…you’ve probably seen Blambot fonts in video games, movies, advertising, and product packaging. Microsoft, Six Flags Amusement Parks, Charles Schulz & Associates, New Yorker Magazine, The Gap, Penguin Random House, and Sony, are just a few mega-corporations that have licensed designs from Blambot.com…
…and it’s still the place where an aspiring comic creator can get affordable fonts.
ate Piekos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Rhode Island College in 1998. His font and logo designs can be seen worldwide, and he's the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Rhode Island College Alumni Honor Roll Award for Success in the Field of Design. In 2021, Nate authored The Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering; the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of lettering. In 2023, he was also nominated for the Eisner Award for Lettering, the comics industry's highest honor. Nate continues to work on some of the most high-profile projects for virtually every major publisher in the comic book industry, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, and Boom! Studios. Outside the studio, Nate cooks, is a guitarist, plays RPGs, and loves a good horror novel. He’s married to his college sweetheart, and together they live in the backwoods of Rhode Island with their faithful companion, Ace the Wonder Cat.
This website and all of its contents are © Nate Piekos unless otherwise noted. The Blambot logo is a registered trademark of Nate Piekos. This website is typset in Blambot's Ready for Anything BB, Budrick BB, and Friend or Foe BB fonts.