What is the Comic Sans font?
Of all the fonts installed with Windows, surely Vincent Connare’s Comic Sans is the most characterful. Originally intended to be the speech-balloon font in Microsoft 3D Movie Maker, it has been bundled with most copies of Windows since 1995. Almost extravagantly unintimidating, Comic Sans has enjoyed huge popularity from Windows users in even the most inappropriate of circumstances (sightings that its designer is keen to record). More…
One unexpected result was a UK study of dyslexic reading abilities, where Comic Sans came out ahead of other (more normal) common fonts. The experimenters cited the design’s simple forms for a’ and g’, so the result may be due to the researchers’ unfamiliarity with the hundreds of other fonts that share these characteristics, or (more charitably) their deliberate focus on commonly available fonts.
Comic Sans Font families
The Comic Sans includes the following font families:
- Comic Sans MS
- Comic Sans MS Bold
Comic Sans Preview
Here is a preview of how Comic Sans will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
You're probably thinking - Is Comic Sans available to Download for free?
The short answer is no. Comic Sans is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Comic Sans, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Comic Sans and be done with it.
It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Comic Sans is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Comic Sans and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Comic Sans.
Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Comic Sans for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Comic Sans Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Comic Sans remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Comic Sans and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)