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Typography: Comic Sans

So along with other fonts we love to hate, there's the ole favourite Comic Sans; however, I only just discovered that it has rather rich roots, including two of histories greatest graphic novels!

Microsoft designer Vincent Connare says that he began work on Comic Sans in October 1994. Connare had already created a number of child-oriented fonts for various applications, so when he saw a beta version of Microsoft Bob that used Times New Roman in the word balloons of cartoon characters, he decided to create a new face based on the lettering style of comic books he had in his office, specifically The Dark Knight Returns (lettered by John Costanza) and Watchmen (lettered by Dave Gibbons).

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