Sarah Rowell posted 12 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 12 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 12 months ago

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

    Kip Kussman 12 months ago

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

    Katherine Wikoff 12 months ago

    Comic Sans is the most professional font, except for Chiller :)
  • Katherine Wikoff

    Katherine Wikoff 12 months ago

    Actually, my tongue-in-cheek comment aside, I personally like Comic Sans a lot.  The backlash seems to stem from a feeling that Comic Sans is "childish" because it was designed for comic books (which I'm not completely sure is true, but that's what they say).

    Despite its detractors, Comic Sans remains an excellent typeface. Very readable, and in fact one of the MOST readable for people with dyslexia.  A new font, Dyslexie, has been specially designed to make reading easier for anyone with dyslexia. It's very similar to Comic Sans but isn't burdened with the same prejudices.  Here is a nice video about it (hope the link works): Dyslexie is a typeface for dyslectics. - YouTube 
  • Sarah Rowell

    Sarah Rowell 12 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 12 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 12 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 10 months ago

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