Yar, it's meant to emulate hand-inked comicbook dialog. since I've been made to draw for comicbook repeatedly during my life, and also had to emulate the balloons by hand, I've come to realize that that clean easy to read font flows very naturally off the pencil, and finally the pen... I was delighted to find it as a short cut when was introduced to my first computer... esp. since my BF has been writing his master script for his boyhood dream project... ...and expecting me to illustrate it when the time comes.
Huh - it seriously never occurred to me that the CS font was meant to emulate comic books - I always assumed it was just meant to be 'comical' and that people use it when they're (they think) being whimsical, which is what's annoying, not the font so much itself.
That's how I figured it too. That one should only use comic sans for something to look unpolished and child like. I thought the type setter cult people only got all in a dither if it was used for serious work.
I spent way too much time trying to find a heart so I could say "I <3 Comic sans".
Fun fact: In the 80s when everyone in New England had those I heart my dog head bumper stickers with the <3 and a picture of their favorite breed I made a bumper sticker on my first laser printer.
When I wish to do the child script (more often the moron script when telling a DUHbya joke) I use a script called "Sand" which of course looks like mishappened letters scratched in wet sand with a stick.
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