Sit down with Argentina-based letterer Lucas Gattoni as we discuss what the Lower Your Sights project means to him, his contribution to the anthology, and his thoughts on the unifying power of art.
Q: What does this project mean to you?
Lucas: As a creator from Argentina, it means a rare opportunity to contribute to a great pro-childhood cause, even from the distance.
Q: What is your contribution to Lower Your Sights? (Short Story, Pinup, Etc.)
Lucas: I lettered two short stories: A Toy’s Tale of War, and No Time to Grieve.
Q: In addition to supplying food and essential supplies, Voices of Children also provides art therapy to help kids cope and overcome the stress, anxiety, and trauma of living in war conditions. Do you believe art has the power to heal?
Lucas: I totally do! Especially true for little kids who might struggle to put those feelings into words, they can do so through art much more naturally.
About Lucas Gattoni
Lucas Gattoni is a comic book letterer with almost 20 years of experience as a graphic
designer and typesetter. He’s lettered GLAAD nominees Liebestrasse (ComiXology Originals)
and Killer Queens (Dark Horse), two stories in the DC Comics Pride Special 2022, and many
other projects for known publishers and indie creators. He lives in Argentina with his husband
and their three unnamed goldfish (oops! Make that two now)
Lucas’ letters will be featured in the short stories, A Toy’s Tale of War, and No Time to Grieve from our upcoming Ukrainian benefit anthology, Lower Your Sights. You check out more of Lucas’ work here!
Mad Cave Studios and Voices Of Children are teaming up to publish Lower Your Sights, a graphic novel anthology, to raise awareness and proceeds for children impacted by war. Earnings from the book’s sales are going directly to the Voices of Children foundation.
Lower Your Sights is available for preorder (FOC on August 29th 2022), and officially in stores on September 14th, 2022. You can pre-order your very own copy of this benefit anthology here.