Anyone that gets a new computer tends to have Comic Sans as one of the font choices. There has been so much backlash against the font that there are now sites devoted to bashing it. I went through a couple font choices the past few years. My most recent font choice was Kristen ITC. This year with a new logo update, I figured it was time to update my cartoon font choice.
There are plenty of poorly done free fonts and professional fonts that cost a fortune. Then I was turned onto Blambot Fonts. If you are a cartoonist starting out these are professional fonts with a very reasonable price.
In my logo I am using Warmonger and Whoopass. And I have been trying out Digital Strip in the cartoons to see if it fits with my style. That is the great thing about Blambot. Half the fonts are free to use for personal publishing and small press publishing. If some big name publisher wants to pick up Bearman Cartoons, I would happily write a check for the free fonts I have. (I think they need a donate button anyway for people who want to show their appreciation).
Even better is that Nate Pieko, the creator of Blambot, is in the comic industry working as a letterer, designer and illustrator. So if you get a chance and need a new look like I did, check them out.
I am an avid user of blambot fonts. Nate Piekos is doing a great service to the community and deserves every bit of support he can get.
Personally, I use jammers WTF font. It suits my ambivalent style to a T. For the professional, Blambot puts out some awesome fonts, but for hacks like me any old font will do.
HEY!!! “Hack” is MY term.
Sorry ’bout that. Yer checks in the mail.
lmao jammer u crack me up…
Okay, Susi, send me a check 🙂
So that he can forward it to me.
I’ve never tried Blambot. I get all of my fonts from 1,001 Free Fonts, but I will give Blambot a looksee.
oh boy..we won’t see you for a week now.
My wife dragged me off the computer after installing about twenty or so fonts. 😀
Look at the Greedy guy.
i didnt know ppl hated comic sans..i love that font lol its comic-e lol oh well i guess i shall not be using that font any time soon i guess.
I personally like it but maybe it is overused. Heck it is the only comicky font that comes with your computer.
Like George, I’ve gotten a lot of fonts from 1001 free fonts. These look really good, Bearman. Thanks for the link. You’ll see me in a week as well (maybe longer, we old folks move slow…)
Lots of fiber in your diet will help that problem Don.
hey look who’s handing out medical advice now… 😉
Well if you can play a nurse, I can play a doctor.
My typography skills are a bit lacking, but, uh, I can draw a smile face! 🙂
Wow you are responsible for those things popping up all over the internet. I am impressed.
Ha! Yeah – check it out 🙂 BLAM! There’s another one for ya’!
Cool, Thank you Bearman
Why the fuss about Comic Sans…there is something attractive to it. That is why people like the font.
You will be picked up trust me — talent like urs never get wasted.
corve will you be my agent? I’ll give you 5%. That is an agent’s cut right???
Interesting subject Bearman. As some of you probably don’t know, one of my “projects” last winter was to review all blogs designated as “short fiction” at blogcatalog. The conclusion is up at;
especially the last page. I found so many of these blogs just used Times New Roman or Arial; they were so boring as to instantly put off readers. IMHO, get creative with the font! And I’m with Corve, Comic Sans 9is quite appealing…
Great…make fun of my blog font.
Nice article. You need to update that thing. No one has heard from Alan Truitt since he got sent off on that last business trip.
I’m planning to do a oneyear followup to see which have made it through, not AT obviously!
Cool site. And I like the new ‘look,’ Bear.
Thank you sir.
Bank Gothic is my font of choice for what it’s worth 🙂
Does it have anything to do with your love of Money and Mascara??
Blahahahaha might 🙂
Finding a good font is hard to do. I always think I have a winner, and then I look at it again, and think “Nah”. I’ll have to check these out. I’m going to be needed a few pretty soon…
I am never happy. I tried doing my own font but my handwriting sucks
I personally bought a Comiccraft font (Dave Gibbons lower) at the recent sale they had, but my Pointe East logo is a Blambot font, and their tutorials are really useful as well!
I didn’t even see the tutorials…going to have to check those out.
When I first started someone gave me a lot of advice. (One look at my stuff and people feel sorry for me and help me.) One of the things they said was I needed a new font. I got DIGITAL STRIP. The only problem with it is that it is only in caps, I think. What I like about it is that it is easy to read. Since my artwork is shall we say, very primitive so I want people to be able to read the punchlines. Thanks for all the tips you give to us poor struggling wannabes.
There is a similar font to Digital Strip that is in lower case as well. I was so used to using lower case that it has become an adjustment.
I’m also a major fan of Blambot fonts. I was fortunate to come across Blambot and the Digital Strip font just as I was putting together my first episodes of Today At Work about 10 months ago. I have to agree with John K – the tutorials provided by Nate Pieko are full of excellent tips that were very helpful to me. I might not have even launched Today At Work if I hadn’t stumbled across Digital Strip – it’s the perfect font for what I’m doing.
Just realized I misspelled – that should be Nate Piekos – sorry about that.
Hey Junson…good to see you off twitter. haha Thanks for stopping by.