Sarah Rowell posted 3 months ago
O.K. Can someone please explain to me the increadible backlash there has been against the Comic Sans font? I had no idea there were such stong feelings about it.

9 Comments

  • Kip Kussman

    Kip Kussman 3 months ago

    Hey Sarah...I think many people feel it is an inappropriately and overused font. It was used a lot in comic books but then spread to other more serious, professional documents. Many people feel as though content written in CS isn't authored with authority and lacks credibility due to it's "silly" appearance. I have to admit that I feel it has outstayed its welcome, but I am no authority on typeface! I'm loyal to TNR, Helvetica and if I'm feeling dangerous, Garamond! 
  • Paul Fabian

    Paul Fabian 3 months ago

    Calibri for life, Kussman! (I actually have a tattoo of this on my chest. In comic sans)
  • Kip Kussman

    Kip Kussman 3 months ago

    No you don't, Paul!!
  • Katherine Wikoff

    Katherine Wikoff 3 months ago

    Comic Sans is the most professional font, except for Chiller :)
  • Sarah Rowell

    Sarah Rowell 2 months ago

    That is so cool that there are people working to tweak letters to help dyslexic readers! I wonder how long it will be before that is part of the regular list of fonts. 
  • Sarah Rowell

    Sarah Rowell 2 months ago

     This topic came up the other day and the response to it seems so overblown. It's a font people. It's a sort of bubbly font, I'll grant you, but just a font. I get that it may not seem the most professional, but I never imagined it would spawn so much vitriol. Google it once. You may be surprised, too. 
  • Sarah Rowell

    Sarah Rowell 2 months ago

    Bottom line: Future job seekers - Do NOT use Comic Sans for your resume or you may be out of the running before your qualifications are even noticed.
  • David Tietyen

    David Tietyen 1 month ago

    I use the font for my comments on student assignments. Has a more personal feel to it than traditional fonts.