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I can't make my mind up... which font shall I pick?
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Which font should I pick? (See post below.)
Cuprum
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
London
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Flow
66%
 66%  [ 4 ]
Neucha
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
Zhizn
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: I can't make my mind up... which font shall I pick? Reply with quote

antleonardi01 suggested that for the sake of easier readability, we need a new font for the next chapter of Rasputin Barxotka. While I am in complete agreement, finding comic-friendly fonts that have Cyrillic characters is extremely difficult. For this reason, I currently use Witzworx combined with the dreaded Comic Sans, bolded and stretched out. This kind of jerryrigging is a huge inconvenience for me as a letterer and it slows down my workflow something fierce.

Thankfully, I found Jovanny Lemonadís fabulous free font page. Not only are these fonts excellent, they have the Cyrillic alphabet that I desperately need. If you can use any of his fonts for your own projects, be sure to throw a donation his way. Now hereís where I need your help; look at these choices:







The next chapter of Rasputin Barxotka (NSFW) will be more action-oriented, and it's going to be a big saucier. The art style is also going to be a bit different to reflect for that change, even though it will be similar to what I already do. Now, if you could please vote for your favorite font, I'd really appreciate it.

I'll let you know my final choice next week after all the polls I put out there in Internet-land come back to me. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always say, "You can't go wrong with Comic Sans."
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dude, Comics Sans is the dopest shit EVARRR!!!

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second one looks hard to read.

Hard to say about the others, I guess it would be easier if they were actually put in a sample page of your comic.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I think a mockup is called for. Much easier to help pick one if I can see them in a speech bubble. I'm glad you're switching the font !
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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London is barfy and I thought as much, but it was dyslexic-friendly, which is why I considered it. You're the third person aside from me to say as much. Still it does make a decent sound effect font.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm liking Flow or Neucha.

Best, TT

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much, milton5.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flow or Neucha. I find Flow more readable, personally.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iaviv: Those two fonts seem to be getting the most positive reaction.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I'd say those two are the best. Flow is a little more italicized than I'd like, but it's more attractive than Neucha.

vaslittlecrow wrote:
it was dyslexic-friendly

That's interesting, I've never heard of that. What makes a font easier for people with dyslexia?
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Casual Notice wrote:
I always say, "You can't go wrong with Comic Sans."


Ironically I use "I hate Comic Sans" as my comics font haha.

OT: I think any font that's clearly got caps and lowercase separate is a winner.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snotnarok

I really like Comics Sans on a personal level because it is incredibly dyslexic-friendly (I am extremely dyslexic) and it has every character known to man. Unfortunately, people have a totally visceral reaction to it, so I tend to use Witzworx instead, even if it is NOT kerning-friendly.

I agree on fonts with both cases and I thank you for your feedback.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used to have a thread on this, but I can't seem to find it. Maybe the forum had another wipe? Anyways, I've got my own font program which I can make fonts with. Including - ta da - modifications to existing fonts. Which may be what you want if you're mixing and matching fonts. I like it, but it's probably too spendy if you aren't planning on making multiple fonts with it. I also recall some people here have experience with a random website somewhere which will let you make a font. I don't know what the URL is, and I can't find the forum post, but maybe Casual or Wendy knows what it is.

EDIT:
Also, if you want to test readability, you should make the fonts really small and see which is still easily readable as a 5pt font.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vaslittlecrow wrote:

If we're voting, Flow suits these sample panels best, tho' Cuprum isn't a bad second.
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