The inspiration for Comic Sans gives his verdict on this ‘awful’ font
Dave Gibbons, the artist behind the legendary Watchmen comic series, gives his opinion of the font his work inspired.
Dave Gibbons is responsible for some of the best examples of comic art ever produced out of the UK, and his work on the Watchmen series - created by Alan Moore - has secured his place amongst the very best comic artists of all time.
However, all this achievement pales into insignificance next to the horrific crime that Gibbons’ work inspired. A crime so heinous that almost 20 years after it was perperated in 1994, it still has the potential to harm anyone that comes in contact with it.
And the crime? Comic Sans.
Comic Sans was designed by Vincent Connare for use in a number of Microsoft apps back in 1994, and - according to Wikipedia - it was inspired by comic books Connare had in his office, specifically The Dark Knight Returns (lettered by John Costanza) and Watchmen (lettered by Gibbons).
Creative Bloq asked Gibbons for his take on the most hated font in existence, and how he feels about his - albeit innocent - role in its creation.