While I’ve never written a comic book, I’ve used a lot of the ComicBookFonts fonts for things like presentations, diagrams, and even legal presentations. Every year they have a massive sale on January 1 where pretty much everything is a penny per year, making everything this year $20.18. This is a significant savings with some of the fonts costing in the hundreds. If you’re looking for something to get started, I’d recommend Hedge Backwards or ComicCrazy
If you’ve ever wanted to add some whimsical fonts to your library, there probably isn’t any better place than ComicBookFonts.com. This is a resource for professional comic artists and there is a dizzying array of fonts available. I purchased their Hedge Backwards years ago and still use it all the times in presentations when I want something different. (I even occasionally use it as my dictation font just to switch things up.)
Anyway, these are professional fonts with professional costs. Hedge Backwards, for instance, normally sells for $129. But not today. Every year they have a New Years Day sale with fonts at a penny per year. So for today only just about everything is $20.17. I buy an additional font from them every year on January 1. Check it out.
The annual sale at Comic Book Fonts has started. Comic Book Fonts has some remarkable fonts that normally sell for hundreds of dollars. They are now all on sale for $20.14 (2014, get it?) I buy a new one every year and find use for these quality fonts in presentations and even some documents. Head over to comicbookfonts.com and get busy. If you haven’t bought it yet, I recommend Hedge Backwards. I use that one all the time. This year I’m trying to decide between Code Monkey and Sign Language.
Mike Rohde, author of the Sketchnote Handbook and recent MPU Guest, just released the font he created for his book. In my opinion, 99% of all “handwriting” fonts look terrible. Mike’s font fits in the 1%. There is even a web-friendly Typekit version. I plan on putting this font to use as well. For instance, this font is perfect for a Keynote presentation that I want to make feel informal. I’m also not beyond printing out a note card with this font and signing it, as if my printing were this good.
Today I received several notes about monospaced fonts following yesterday’s post. Here are some more great monospaced fonts.
There is a Google Web font version of Inconsolata with bold. I’ve already upgraded.
via Luca Soldaini
This is a free font from Adobe and I’m really liking it. I’m trying it right now in Byword.
via Andy Taylor
This is the font used in iA Writer and a lot of people love it. It costs €39.
also via Andy Taylor
Okay. I think monospaced fonts are out of my system now, for awhile.