(written from a Production point of view)
Dave Lanphear (born 5 June 1968; age 47) is a comic book letter artist. He was born in Lansing, Michgan, but has since moved to Florida with his work. He has worked for a number of companies, including Malibu Comics, where he lettered some of their Star Trek series, and Marvel Comics, where he lettered books such as The Avengers and X-Men.
In the early 1990s, he freelanced as a letterer and occasional inker for several companies before joining the Comicraft studio in 1994. He worked his way up to the upper echelons of the company. In 1999, he left Comicraft to create the Lettering Department at CrossGen Entertainment. He became the art and design director, contributing to book designs, page designs, letter columns, and was heavily involved in the development of comics on the web.
In 2004, CGE declared bankruptcy; Lanphear collaborated in the creation of the Artmonkeys studio near Tampa Bay, Florida, which he also manages.
Due to some of the lettering he uses, sometimes he appears to be credited as Dave Lamphear.
Star Trek credits
- Malibu DS9: