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Manga style fonts
confusedsoul at 5:31AM, March 2, 2009
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Does anyone have any recommendations for fonts that look like the ones they often use in mangas? I've got an idea what I'm looking for but often the font I get has a poor resizing quality, which isn't very helpful for web comics.
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Skullbie at 5:34AM, March 2, 2009
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Lafayette comic pro and acme secret agent are good, even manga temple if you're more actiony, anime ace is the comic sans of manga webcomic i recommend against it.
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ShadowsMyst at 11:02AM, March 2, 2009
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Most of the Blambot.com fonts are pretty good. Webletterer, Letter-o-matic and Digital Strip (or digital strip 2) are particularly good for webcomics and are similar to the ones often uses in manga. I think the choice of font though should not be based on what's used in commercial manga, since print and web are totally different balls of wax, but what's most fitting to describe the character's ‘voice’ in a visual letter form. But that's my inner designer screaming about good typography. :)

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lba at 12:23PM, March 2, 2009
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I'd actually suggest making your own with yourfonts.com. All you'd have to do is draw them out and scan them to get exactly what you want.
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Jabali at 10:08AM, March 16, 2009
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lba
I'd actually suggest making your own with yourfonts.com. All you'd have to do is draw them out and scan them to get exactly what you want.

Dude, you just make my day. I used to make my own fonts in the old days (MacOs 8.6), Since I made an upgrade I didn't had the time to start looking for new software but that web-site is just what I needed. Simple, fast and fool-proof.

Thanks Dude!
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cool guy at 6:30AM, March 23, 2009
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Comic-sans in my opinion is good for Manga.
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Custard Trout at 10:51AM, March 23, 2009
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Comic-sans in my opinion is good for Manga.

Comic-sans is not good for anything.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 11:55AM, March 23, 2009
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cool guy
Comic-sans in my opinion is good for Manga.

Comic-sans is not good for anything.

Wrong.

It's good for IM'ing people.

But I highly suggest you go to either,

Da Font
or
1001 Fonts

And find one that best fits your style.
Be careful too, because you want to make sure it's easy to read as well.
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Jabali at 3:09PM, April 18, 2009
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Come on guys! Be bold and make your own.
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Ryuthehedgewolf at 4:27PM, April 18, 2009
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Jabali
Come on guys! Be bold and make your own.

Uh, I want people to be able to read my comic.
My handwriting is terrible.

I like the font I use, because it looks like handwriting.
My real handwriting is a bunch of scribbles :P
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NickGuy at 11:36PM, April 18, 2009
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anime ace on blambot is what i believe shonen jump uses.

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flapjack1995 at 8:04PM, April 19, 2009
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Yes, and it's right here.
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NickGuy at 12:13AM, April 22, 2009
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or ou could just go to blambot.com and get it.

“Kung Fu Komix IS…hardcore martial art action all the way. 8/10” -Harkovast
“Kung Fu Komix is that rare comic that is made with heart and love of the medium, and it delivers” -Zenstrive
“Kung Fu Komix is…so awesome” -threeeyeswurm
“Kung Fu Komix is..told with all the stupid exuberance of the genre it parodies” -The Real Macabre
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flapjack1995 at 6:00PM, April 22, 2009
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I linked to blambot.
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confusedsoul at 10:46AM, May 28, 2009
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That's a lot of help. Thank you guys!
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korosu at 11:14AM, May 28, 2009
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cool guy
Comic-sans in my opinion is good for Manga.
*eye twitch*

Also, Iba…I feel like I want to give you a hug through my monitor!
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