I read a ton of comic books as a kid, and always loved the look of comic book lettering. Nowadays I’m sure they’re all using digital lettering, but true hand lettering is beautiful!
I even still have an Alvin lettering guide I used to use for my comics, back when I still drew things on real paper!
That’s an Alvin lettering guide, by the way… Probably not a lot of people out there who even know how to use these things anymore.
Of course going on and on about true hand-lettering seems a little pointless considering this is the release post for a pixel font, just about the farthest you can get from traditional hand-lettering, but when am I ever going to get another chance to talk about an Alvin lettering guide?
COMICORO’s uppercase is based on the typical lettering you see in comic books (particularly superhero comics), with a slight italic tilt to things. The lowercase is based on comic lettering as well, when there is mixed-case lettering (usually in thought bubbles & the like).
I think that it works best in all caps (like in most comics) but the mixed-case look also has a lot of personality. Both styles are a lot of fun!
Obviously this would work nicely in a game/interactive media, but I think it would also be cool to see this in some sort of pixel comic strip!