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Blambot Fonts

Posted in Cool Stuff with tags , , , , on January 16, 2010 by bearmancartoons

Anyone that gets a new computer tends to have Comic Sans as one of the font choices.  There has been so much backlash against the font that there are now sites devoted to bashing it.  I went through a couple font choices the past few years.  My most recent font choice was Kristen ITC.  This year with a new logo update, I figured it was time to update my cartoon font choice.

There are plenty of poorly done free fonts and professional fonts that cost a fortune.  Then I was turned onto Blambot Fonts.  If you are a cartoonist starting out these are professional fonts with a very reasonable price. 

In my logo I am using Warmonger and Whoopass.  And I have been trying out Digital Strip in the cartoons to see if it fits with my style.  That is the great thing about Blambot.  Half the fonts are free to use for personal publishing and small press publishing.   If some big name publisher wants to pick up Bearman Cartoons, I would happily write a check for the free fonts I have. (I think they need a donate button anyway for people who want to show their appreciation).

Even better is that Nate Pieko, the creator of Blambot, is in the comic industry working as a letterer, designer and illustrator.  So if you get a chance and need a new look like I did, check them out.

Call for Cartoonists

Posted in News with tags , , , on July 20, 2009 by bearmancartoons

I am putting out a general call and a specific one to anyone with the desire to have their work seen here for all my tens of readers.

First the specific call.  I am going to be doing a work project that will keep me busy as hell starting late August for about a month, so my own postings will be sporadic.  There are those who get mad when I go two days without posting something so I thought I would put it out there as a challenge to all of you with a webcomic.  You may have seen my post titled Bearman at 100 and I would like to put out a similar challenge.

Cartoon Challenge: What will your comic character look like at age 100? 

Don’t cheat and draw them dead.  It can either be in strip form, single panel or just artwork.  Just keep the width to under 550 pixels.  I’d like to get the majority of them by August 15 so I can pre publish them and have them show up every 2-3 days.

You can either load them to your images and send me a URL to link to the image or email me the image.  Either way send to BearmanCartoons (at) Yahoo.com.  Also if you have a link to a web banner that you would like me to include with the post, send that as well.  Make sure to include your name and a little description of your webcomic.

The second call is to anyone ongoing who wants to do a editorial guest cartoon.  My focus is on politics and pop culture.  While I am pretty open about what I will include, I won’t publish anything I deem inappropriate.

 

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