ZITZ is my second cartoon font, based on the hand lettering in the King Features daily strip Zits by Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott. According to Robert C. Harvey’s thoughtful Children of the Yellow Kid: The Evolution of the American Comic Strip, “Zits” is a “teenage strip…ostensibly drawn by Borgman and written by Scott…. Borgman produces the final art.” The tall, tight lettering and expressive drawing style of Borgman’s political cartoons has long appealed to me; since 1997, “Zits” has represented a daily dose of his art.

The scratchy outlines of the letters reflect both the artist’s pen and the texture of newsprint. (I saved dozens of strips to get a full font.)

Contains two versions of each capital letter (in the upper and lowercase positions) for a more random look, plus numbers, punctuation, and accented characters.