Fonts: beyond MS Comic Sans
Submitted by gwalla on June 1, 2004 - 00:25
A question in Keenspot's general forum about lettering prompted me to do a little research on free comic fonts:
MS Comic Sans is an acceptable font for comic lettering--it's readable, unobtrusive, and doesn't clash with hand-drawn graphics--but it's a little overused. If you want something a little more professional-looking, you might want to check out Blambot. Pro letterers use their stuff, and they have several free fonts available. They also have title, sound effect, and symbol fonts as well as plain dialogue fonts.
This site has links to a ton of free or shareware font foundries (check under "freeware/shareware fonts"). There are some broken links. One of the sites I found from there is this. Also check out the fonts from Apostrophic Labs (use the first link for now...the second is their main site which is being reworked) -- the Komika, Komika Display, and Komika Hands families are especially good for general use. I believe Komika Display is meant for display on computer monitors, so it could be a good choice.