When voting in elections I don’t care about, I usually pick the guy with the nicest campaign sign. Some chump running for commissioner right now used freaking Comic Sans for everything on his sign. Needless to say, Ed Bowers is NOT getting my vote.
Achewood’s take on Comic Sans. If I’m really bored and someone mentions fonts I’ll think “I found the son of a bitch who invented Comic Sans!” and crack up.
May I ask what the problem is with Comic Sans?
It doesn’t live up to it’s name. It’s bland and uninteresting, but as a result of it’s name many beginning comics writers use it.
Still doesn’t explain the PROBLEM (of which there is none).
It’s a ‘comic’ style font, curved/round and without serifs, hence the name ‘comic sans’.
There are “true comic fonts” which look much like Comic Sans that fontsnobs don’t fap over.
I honestly think it’s one of those things that it’s “cool” to hate, so people hate it to be cool and hip and unique… just like every other cool, hip and unique person.
I recall there being a website saying how Comic Sans should be banned and the reasons why basically boiled down to it being bad because it’s Comic Sans.
I had no idea it was possible to white knight a font.
I wonder how many comic sans tattoos this dude has. Maybe they have a huge embroidered duvet with the words “im awesome” written in comic sans.
Actually that sounds kinda cool.
THe biggest problem people seem to really have is that it is overused in EVERYTHING. It’s not just used for comics but also for serious subjects like make shift signs to tell that the loo is broken. Its light-hearted style is often not reflected in its use.
The same applies with Papyrus. Everyone uses them to make things look more interesting.
Mostly it’s just horrendously ugly.
Shhhh ….. Logic and Fact should never enter a good rip roaring ranticide.
It’s overused, and often in situations it really isn’t appropriate for?
Comic Sans MS is the most hated font in the web designer world. We just hate it. It’s mainly because it doesn’t seem “professional” enough. That is exactly why I made a website, and gave it to my co worker, and it was had tons of text in Comic Sans . I love the font, so it’s fun to annoy my co workers with it.
Once upon a time, someone had a manager who over used the font. They wrote a blog about it amongst fellow typography snobs, and it eventually became a sign of elite status to know that Comic Sans was horrible and to hate it.
Pretty much the end. It’s “unpopular” because it’s both unpopular with the “in the know” crowd and popular with the “not in the know crowd.” It’s a font that has its uses in non-serious applications, and one would think a toy store would be a good example.
It just makes me think of the C&H comic about Comic Sans, which makes me laugh. Which I guess was just a comic referring to how over used the font is. I actually don’t mind it. There are uglier fonts out there, and I don’t find this font ugly. However, I would like to think a business would choose a cooler font/sign.
Like flaming unicorns or something.
Can anyone recommend a comic font that won’t make me a laughing stock because I use comic sans
The Komika fonts I found are pretty good.
Uh, well, the windows are cool.
The only problem with Comic Sans is that it is often the only comic style font most people have which makes it way overused, unless they download other comic style fonts from the internet.
I FREAKING LOVE COMIC SANS!
I’m a fan of the Blambot Badaboom font. Very powerful and fun in my opinion.
Is it bad that I said (out loud) “COMIC SAAAAAAAAANS!!!!” ?
Woah! That was definitely the first thing I noticed when I saw the first panel.
There is nothing wrong with comic sans… that is such a hipster trend.
I have never once heard people complain about Comic Sans before… holy crap…
I don’t hate comic sans anymore than any other comic font, but I strongly prefer Calibri and Times New Roman.
Times New Roman is the MAD note.
Here’s how I see it:
Smooth, “soft” fonts like Comic Sans are better for casual things.
Straight, angular fonts, like Times New Roman are better for professional things, like newspapers.
Thick, heavy fonts without great detail like Arial Black are better for serious/noticeable things (like the ShortPacked! sign)
Other fonts are to be used as appropriate, with the following to be considered:
-Does the style of the font fit the purpose?
-Does the font convey any emotions or ideas that the text has?
-Does the font fit the setting (Papyrus on ancient scrolls or other non-stereotypical examples)
I dislike seeing Comic Sans in comics where it is not used for characters talking, as it usually conveys the wrong ideas, or in other settings where it does not fit the theme of the font. It is really best for characters talking in visual media, I think. I also dislike seeing Papyrus in many places, as other fonts that are easy to find/get would be better for the use. However, that’s the only problem I have with either of them. They’re not used appropriately enough, but that’s really it.
Yay, comic sans game!
Also, this font is obnoxious once you start to recognize it…
Comic. Sans. Is. A. Typeface. Not. A. Font! =)
Why does the sidewalk bend?
Sorry had to put something other than comic-sans
I am amazed at how many comments are just on a font….
Ok, maybe not really that amazed… considering that it is Shortpacked. Still though… a lot of comments on that small topic.
Dare I mention the Higgs Boson presentation?
I know why people hate Comic Sans, but I think those reasons are ridiculous. If people are hating on a font (or whatever the hell a typeface is, which I don’t know as English is not my first language) they really must have simple lifes… Or they can be like Ethan…
Wow. And I thought politics and religion got a lot of wordage in these comments sections. People get REALLY passionate about their fonts. Who knew?
…at least it’s not Papyrus?
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