7 Font Alternatives to the font Comic Sans

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After more than a year I continue the successful series of alternative fonts of classics. A generally hated typeface is Comic Sans, mostly because of it’s misuse. There are even hate/love blogs about this font (http://bancomicsans.com/) and they try to raise money for a documentary.


The font was designed Vincent Connare in 1995 and most designers wouldn’t touch the font in a professional work, but with sometimes we need something similar.

Top Alternatives

Comic Jens

Not only is Comic Jens from Jens Kutilek a high quality opentype font, with ligatures, context sensitive letters and symbols, but it’s also free. (www.kutilek.de/download/comic-jens.zip)

Joker

Joker is a typeface designed by Jerry Inscoe  and it’s based on his handwriting. A great font with alternative letters and additional letterforms (www.handselecta.com)

Runners up

Jump (www.linotype.com)

FF Layout (www.fontshop.com)

FF Soupbone (www.fontshop.com)

MVB Calliope (www.mvbfonts.com)

Burbank (www.houseind.com)