Richard Starkings is the creator/writer of Elephantmen; co-creator, with Abigail Jill Harding, of Ask For Mercy and co-creator, with Tyler Shainline and Shaky Kane, of The Beef. In the course of a distinguished career in comic books, Richard edited a line of original titles for Marvel UK in the 80s, founded the Comicraft design and lettering studio in the 90s and established the foremost source for comic book lettering fonts at comicbookfonts.com. He has worked as a lettering artist on just about every mainstream comic book you might care to mention, including Batman: The Killing Joke, and has written comic strips for The Real Ghostbusters, Zoids, Transformers and Doctor Who.