Don't see the Comic Sans font? Is it a bad thing?


Comic Sansitizer








About

There's a lot of hate going on around and about the Comic Sans MS typeface, offset that by its widespread usage by those who don't know about its negative connotations. The main theory behind why Comic Sans is hated is because it's overused, not only that but irrelevantly used more often than not. In a library of fonts loaded by default on Windows and Mac machines there's not a lot of fun or playful fonts, to many, Comic Sans it fills that void because it isn't Arial and it isn't Times New Roman (both of which are used and abused as well). So really it's hated because it's used in irrelevant applications like posters, flyers, signage - rather than speech bubbles or actual comics. But the same can be said for Papyrus when used in a non-historic or non-egyptian relevant applications. Or how about using Curlz MT on a business powerpoint?

This web page is about contemplating Comic Sans and it's usage. It also proves to be a non-bias, often times sarcastic, informational site and overall, is a web experimentation showcasing Comic Sans in its many different forms and applications. About the name? Sansitizer? Oh that's a play on words for "Sensitizer" - sensitizing (or de-sensitizing) you to Comic Sans, lame, I know. Reload this page view Comic Sans in a different light (or color).

By the way does anybody know how hard it is to create web page hierarchy using only Comic Sans?

Alternatives

Free

I Hate Comic Sans Mufferaw SF Comic Script OdaBalloon Laffayette Comic Pro SF Wonder Comic

Pay

Captain Comic Comic Greek Collector Comic Comic Strip (Complete) Superhero

Showcase

Inappropriate

Inappropriate Comic Sans - Suicide Inappropriate Comic Sans - Crimstoppers
Inappropriate Comic Sans - Bone Marrow Transplant Inappropriate Comic Sans - Cocaine

Appropriate

Appropriate Comic Sans - CSS Zen Garden Appropriate Comic Sans - Vincent Connare Poster
Appropriate Comic Sans - Personal/Fun Design Appropriate Comic Sans - Comic Sans Love T-Shirt Design

Character Explosion

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Samples

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. 1234567890
10 pixel

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. 1234567890
12 pixel, bold

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. 1234567890
12 pixel, italic

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. 1234567890
14 pixel, bold, italic

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. 1234567890
The absolute best way to display Comic Sans - 18 pixel, bold, italic, underline, blink, strikethrough, overline


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Another useless(?) experiment by Vaughn Royko © 2009. Check out de_g3Nerat*r for more of this kind of thing.