Ultimate Comics Sans

So a lot of people really hate Comic Sans.

I can’t say I’m wild about it, but I didn’t really give it a lot of thought. At least until recently.

I thought it might be fun to build the ultimate Comics Sans out of famous cartoonists and comic artists’ signature.  And after a bit of Googling and scanning, I have it:

ultimate comic sans

Each letter is the first letter of the last name of a famous artist’s signature. Here’s an example to get you started – the letter "A" is the "A" from Charles Addams’ signature. Make sense?

See if you can guess the rest! I’ll post the answers in another blog post.

Have fun!

UPDATE – The answers are up! Go see how you did!

The Evolution of My Signature

Mike Lynch & I were talking the other day about Mort Drucker, and I mentioned that I’ve always loved his signature:


I remember being a kid admiring Drucker’s work in Mad and thinking how cool those three lines for the “M” were (and are).

So, I dug into the archives and found various incarnations of my own signature. You can even see me copying Drucker a bit…

Here’s one from when I worked on my high school newspaper (1985):


And here’s the cartoon it came from (click the cartoon to enlarge it):


Another from high school, circa 1986:


And the cartoon:


Another high school signature from 1987:


And its corresponding cartoon:


And here we jump quite a bit. I studied to be, and worked as a trombonist for about 10 years, worked some day jobs, etc… And then I got back into cartooning.

This is from 1998 (I think…):


You can see the cartoon it came from here

I changed to this, my current and probably final version, around 2002 or so:


I have thought over the years to changing my signature to “Andertoons” to help drive traffic to the site, but, honestly, this is probably the end of the line.

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