Comic Sans

Comic Sans MS is a sans-serif casual script typeface designed by Vincent Connare and released in 1994 by Microsoft Corporation. It is a non-connecting script inspired by comic book lettering, intended for use in informal documents and children's materials.[1]

Comic Sans MS
CategoryScript (typefaces)
Designer(s)Vincent Connare
FoundryMicrosoft
Date releasedOctober 1994; 26 years ago (1994-10)

The typeface has been supplied with Microsoft Windows since the introduction of Windows 95, initially as a supplemental font in the Microsoft Plus! Pack and later in Microsoft Comic Chat. Describing it, Microsoft has explained that "this casual but legible face has proved very popular with a wide variety of people."[2]

The typeface's widespread use, often in situations for which it was not intended, has been the subject of criticism and mockery.[3]