David Heatley has a cool post about hand-lettering, and points out his mentor, Robert Wakeman. For me, hand-lettering is an essential part of comics: the words need to look like they were drawn by the same hand as the art, or the whole “unity of style” is shot.
Even when I’m doing my woodcut-style comics I letter by hand. Here’s a comics page erased to show only the lettering:
Here’s one of my cut-out fictions, done spontaneously by carving out the words as I went along:
Ray Fenwick does comics which are almost exclusively defined by his hand-lettering. Great stuff.