I’m Comic Sans, As*hole.

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Mike Lacher at McSweeney’s captures the villain in his lair:

Listen up. I know the shit you’ve been saying behind my back. You think I’m stupid. You think I’m immature. You think I’m a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I’m Comic Sans, and I’m the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.

Comments

  1. DrewT says:

    That was awesome.

  2. HAhaahaahah Nice, and I’m working on a project now where I have to use comic san, not my choice it’s want the client wants. Got to give the client what they want even if it is wrong.

  3. Wilson, couldn’t you show your client one of the amazing, free comic book fonts over at Blambot that serve the exact same purpose (look, it’s comic book-y!) but look a helluva lot less fugly?

  4. I wish I could Jason, I’ve already been back and forth, about it, Not only do I have Blambot fonts, but a ton of comicraft ones as well, but they pick the ones they want, I didn’t even have it on my font on my computer, they sent it to me. But work is work, so I use it and move on to the next project.

  5. We have the “comic sans” discussion constantly among our own self/small publishers community at my comic book store FUNNYBOOKS Comics & Stuff in New Jersey (funnyrama.com). Even tho I like comic sans for what I am working on – a comic called ACTION FIGURE KINGDOM – I’ve been looking for a comic book font to replace it because many comic book “professionals” can’t look past it (while readers don’t seem to mind at all). Meanwhile, every other font I’ve seen so far looks way too trendy for my tastes. I think comic sans gets a bad rap and some people like to bash it just to join the popular opinion. It’s an easy target. Just sayin’

  6. “… Johannes fucking Gutenberg.” So funny that I read that today since I am researching Gutenburg for a comic script. Haha!

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