Australian designer Craig Rozynski has created Comic Neue, a new and currently free font that he's designed as an 'improvement' on the much-hated Comic Sans. But in attempting to make Comic Sans more visually pleasing, Craig has created something that can't be used in those few instances where someone with an understanding of design might consider actually using the Microsoft-produced typeface.
Craig says Comic Neue "aspires to be the casual script choice for everyone including the typographically savvy.
"The squashed, wonky, and weird glyphs of Comic Sans have been beaten into shape while maintaining the honesty that made Comic Sans so popular."
However, its those "wonky and weird glyphs" that make Comic Sans more easily readable to people with dyslexia and children learning letter forms – at least as far as anecdotal evidence and popular wisdom tells me, I've yet to see any peer-reviewed evidence on the matter.
Without them, Comic Neue is just an mildly inoffensive font with no real purpose.