Five Fonts Every Cartoonist Needs
The Comicraft New Year’s Day Sale is going on right now. And that means that every one of their fonts are priced at $20.22. Since many of their fonts typically sell for hundreds of dollars, this is a sale worth shrugging off your hangover for. Here’s a few you don’t want to sleep on…
This is the all-time best comics-lettering font available. It’s versatile, legible at smaller sizes, and full of personality. You absolutely need it in your library. And since it regularly sells for $139, this is the time to snag it.
Do you really need two dialogue fonts? Yes, you do. You have a long creative life ahead of you, and even though you might think it’s impossible right now, you’ll be working on something very different in five or ten years. So you might as well prepare now. ComicCrazy is every bit as beautiful as Wild Words, and it’s not every day you get to buy a $395 font for twenty bucks and change.
This is a tremendous all-purpose sound-effect font. It’s good for hundreds of different sounds, and very easy to read — even when when you warp it for visual impact. You’ll buy this once and use it weekly.
For every sound effect that Ratatatat isn’t suitable for, you’ve got Zoinks. It’s bouncy, fun, comedic and iconic. It’s perfect for splats, honks and zips. Everything sounds more fun in Zoinks.
This is a must in any cartoonist’s font library. It has dozens of pre-made sound effects that you can easily drop into your art. Each is masterfully designed, and ready to push your page to the next level. When you’re not using this font outright, you’ll be looking at the different approaches for inspiration.
Before you check out…
If you have a little extra room in your shopping cart, browse through the Display Lettering category. These are fonts that are designed to be used in logos, titles, chapter headings and other instances in which setting the mood has to be done just right. A few to consider include:
- Prince of Darkness
- Dutch Courage
- Rocket Man
- Single Bound
- Area 51