Comic Sans MS, the enemy

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By Oliver (AKA the Admin) on 39 comments
in Categories: Just Talking

I noticed I’ve started to see hentai releases using the ComicSansMS font, lately.

Please, if you’re thinking of using that font yourself, think twice. Anything looks better. Anything looks more pro. Nothing looks more amateur and kills the mood with the same efficiency as Comic Sans MS.

No shit.

If you’re an editor, you’re not making yourself justice, you deserve better, your work deserves better, don’t let all your generous efforts go to half-waste :)

Manga editors, look, I make you a gift, I packed together all my favorite good-looking comics fonts : @ mediafire / megaupload /depositfiles. And to ease your choice of fonts, you can simply create a collection of comics fonts in The Font Thing, and preview them all in the blink of an eye.

I know this post will be noninteresting for 99.99% of the persons visiting Hentairules, but, damn it, if I can convince just one person to give up on ComicSansMS, I’ll be a happy Oliver already !

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Wazzaby
Wazzaby
13 years ago

YAY im not alone thx dude a comment like taht was reeally needed, alsgo thx a lot for the fonts :D

Oliver AKA The Admin
Admin
13 years ago
Reply to  Wazzaby

you're welcome. Make sure to check The Font Thing http://download.cnet.com/The-Font-Thing/3000-1024
I had forgotten to mention it at first.

sunwheels
sunwheels
13 years ago

What does ComicSansMS looks like? Perhaps you should have a poll so we could vote on our favorite fonts.

Oliver AKA The Admin
Admin
13 years ago
Reply to  sunwheels

http://images.google.com/images?q=comic+sans+ms&a

And a poll about that would be pointless, I believe.

superfreakinninja
superfreakinninja
13 years ago

well, someone with a REALLY weird fetish could fap to it :P

derp
derp
13 years ago

If you're thinking of running a site full of malicious ads that bundles other people's hard work full of propaganda and unwanted inserts, kill yourself twice.

Oliver AKA The Admin
Admin
13 years ago
Reply to  derp

If you feel yourself targeted, consider this positive criticism.

If you use Comic Sans MS in manga / comic edits, you condemn your work to be disdained, looked down upon, and considered as close to garbage by principle.

Do you deserve that ?

And now, for the malicious ads, they pay my bandwidth, and they're not malicious, so just use adblock like everybody else if you don't like them, booh.

SSK
SSK
13 years ago

I love you.

Uji
Uji
13 years ago

Oliver rocks!

Freeze
Freeze
13 years ago

I've to agree :/ comic sans and other funny lookin fonts i can't remember just seem out of place when used.

7hatGuy
7hatGuy
13 years ago

If I could e-high five you for including Wild Words, I would. But I can't, so I offer this smiley in return instead :D

hamalsharatan
hamalsharatan
13 years ago

Whoever started this war against comic sans ms needs to be shot. This is utterly stupid. Apart from that, it's called comic for a reason, it fits comics (and manga).

There should be a war against peanut butter + jelly sandwiches.

Vive le comic sans ms!

Oliver AKA The Admin
Admin
13 years ago
Reply to  hamalsharatan

This font is by definition ANTICLIMATIC.

It kills serious mood as well as light mood. Using it doesn't do justice to one's edits, and makes otherwise potentially good work go to waste.

hamalsharatan
hamalsharatan
13 years ago

That's strange. I don't find fonts to have effects on moods, story plots have effects on moods, for me at least.

???
???
13 years ago

That's what makes most 3D comics suck (among other things…some of them make Azuki Kurenai's drawings look proportionally correct). Because these artists are thinking "Comic!," they think "Comic Sans!" And it just looks ridiculous. Especially the :shudder: Superhero ones. 3D rendering just doesn't work in the comic format.

Also, good April Fool's joke.

roronoah_zoro
roronoah_zoro
13 years ago
Reply to  hamalsharatan

lol…really?
Comic letterer Dave Gibbons, whose work was the inspiration for the font, said that it was "a shame they couldn't have used just the original font, because [Comic Sans] is a real mess. I think it's a particularly ugly letter form."[7] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Sans

thx for the font oliver, i always used wild words and anime ace, have 2 check some of them

hamalsharatan
hamalsharatan
13 years ago
Reply to  roronoah_zoro

Um, so what? It's great he has an opinion. I have a different one.

rainergy
rainergy
13 years ago
Reply to  hamalsharatan

when a troll has got none valid response to reply to…they always running back to "you have your opinion, ill have mine" classic…oh this is only my opinion though, please do carry on…

foolmatrix
foolmatrix
13 years ago

…i know im going to be yelled at for saying this but i actually like the comic sans font…

i kinda think that it fits in ero/hentai manga, because they are just that; comics!

roronoah_zoro
roronoah_zoro
13 years ago
Reply to  foolmatrix

i dont have any problem if u like it, its matter of taste after all.

but the problem is that comic sans is not made for manga/comic is just a name, microsoft just copy and made something that look alike 2 a font used in comics created by Dave Gibbons, but the original is way better, and comic sans looks very ugly btw

darkmatter
darkmatter
13 years ago

It’s true hamalsharatan…it’s not a war against comic sans or anything like that but it truly is an awful designed font. The design it’s just ugly to see, it doesn’t reduce well and it’s annoying to read full blocks of text.

It’s similar to the Arial/Helvetica thing one is bad and the other is really well done.

I personally like how the Laffayette ComicPro font looks like.

http://www.dafont.com/laffayette-comic-pro.font

Harco
Harco
13 years ago

When it comes to (h-)manga, I associate Comic Sans with white boxes literally "MS-Painted" over the speech balloons; ultimately it does the job, but it just doesn't look very professional.

Comic Sans in casual letters/emails/whatever intended for only family and friends to read: perfectly fine. Still not my favorite font, but I don't hate it either.
Comic Sans in serious works: strictly forbidden, because the mere use of the font contradicts the professional message you want to get across.

SpitefulFox
SpitefulFox
13 years ago

I don't understand the intense hatred for comic sans. It's a silly font for silly situations.

With that in mind, I don't think it's appropriate for a hentai.

hellbert
13 years ago

And i don't give a fuck about font. I wanna MOAR translated vanilla! MOAR!!! And i don't give a fuck what font translator uses (I have works on my HDD with fonts that makes one's eyes bleed, still don't give a fuck cuz those are used in vanilla works!). I just want her/him/them to translate, and translate sweet stories.
And for that I am grateful.
And my point is clear – storyline is most important. Use a shitty font in vanilla and I love you (someone will re-edit it anyway). Use the best fonts in loli gangrape/mindbreak/rape/NTR and I loath you!

Coooodu
Coooodu
13 years ago

This reminds me of a comic
http://explosm.net/comics/2301/

S.R.C.
S.R.C.
13 years ago

Personally I like Comic Sans… but your right, it has not place in comics despite it's name. Comic Sans has it's place and that place is in chat rooms, emails, and bbs' that's about it.

qzmp109
qzmp109
13 years ago

Gentlemen, always remember, to each his own.

Castiel
Castiel
13 years ago

Thanks Oliver! I'm merely a wannabe-doujinshi artist but I won't use comic sans anymore!:)

Oliver AKA The Admin
Admin
13 years ago
Reply to  Castiel

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Lunatic
Lunatic
13 years ago

<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

jaylou1010
jaylou1010
13 years ago

I have been using comic sans for term papers in school for years. I didn't realize the widespread hatred from this font. But it really does look tacky in mangas. Thanks for providing the font pack Oliver.

Lunatic
Lunatic
13 years ago

I had one guy at work above me who was using that font as standard for mails, letters and everything else what a font could be used for!
As soon as someone said to him that this font is never used for professional purpose but for birthday partys, invitation letters, etc… he began using this font more than ever…even telling those working under him to use that font as of now!
BELIEVE ME, THAT IS NOT A LIE!

"I FU*KING HATE COMIC SANS MS!"
and i would never, EVER leave that font on someone's PC if MYSELF had the opportunity to repair that one for someone for what purpose ever existed!
This is a repairing process in itself! To DELETE something like that!

Sorry Oliver, but that touched an emotional chord… :$ :| :)

@Godzilla2_HU
13 years ago

Thx for the font pack…. a few of them even has all of the accentuated letters too (i'm hungarian, and i'm translating hentai and non-hentai manga once in a while) so thank you :)

H. Sweden
H. Sweden
13 years ago

Comic Sans looks ugly and unprofessional in about every case where you use it for more than 20 letters.

Xenor
Xenor
13 years ago

You guys are way off.

Even Google recognizes the superiority of Comic Sans
http://www.google.com/landing/csfe/

Spica
Spica
13 years ago

I was going to come to Comic Sans' defense, citing that it is based on the lettering in Watchmen, but upon comparison of identical passages differing only in font, I can say that the original Watchmen font is much better. It's more angular.

Potential translator
Potential translator
11 years ago

Hi Oliver,

Please reupload the font pack, all links are down. I am thinking of becoming a translator but I do not want to use comic sans.

Thanks

HentaiAddict
HentaiAddict
10 years ago

I run a meme-site, and I'm always looking for new fonts… but the DL links are dead.

Can you please fix the links, or at least list the fonts included in the pack (and maybe say what site to get them from, if you're so inclined)?

akiba-kei
akiba-kei
10 years ago

Please, re-upload again! :(