Blambot’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 design school—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.

And 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.

Nate PiekosNate Piekos graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Rhode Island College in 1998. His designs can be seen worldwide, and he is fortunate enough to work with his childhood heroes, his esteemed contemporaries, and the inspiring up-and-coming talent in the comics industry and beyond. 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.

· Nominee, 2019 Tripwire Magazine Award for Best Letterer

· Nominee, 2018 Broken Frontier Award for Best Letterer

· Winner, 2014 Horror News Network Award for Best Horror Letterer

· Winner, 2014 SciFi Pulse Award for Best Letterer

· Nominee, 2013 Stumptown Award for Best Letterer

· Winner, 2012 and 2016 Ghastly Award for Best Horror Letterer

· Nominee, 2010 Eagle Award for Best Letterer

· Recipient, 2010 Rhode Island College Alumni Honor Roll Award for Success in the Field of Design

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