I submit today’s strip as the new litmus test of what true bad design can bring upon the world. So no more bitching about Papyrus or Comic Sans. Even spec-work doesn’t unleash demon spawn from a non-hell.
I admit though, I am very turned-on by the idea of developing a typeface of my own at this point. Something to replace Anime Ace here on the comic would be good. I’m not guaranteeing anything here, but it’s something Jeff Smith did for Bone a decade ago and it worked wonders for the lettering-to-art juxtaposition in his work. And based on what Newton’s face looks like these days you can bet just about anything that man does is something I want to do.