Wildwords Manga

What started as a limited font to letter a few short comic strips to promote Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch video game, has grown to nearly 2,500 characters over the past year, as more strips were added for World of Warcraft and Hearthstone.

Even though comic books are incredibly popular in Japan, they’re lettered with mechanical typefaces dating back to the 1960s. No one has ever created a font that mimics pen lettering like we have here in the U.S.

A complete Japanese font requires 6000 characters, so we’re launching a Kickstarter this week to raise the funds to see this massive font to completion, so that other comic-book artists and publishers can use it to letter comics in Japanese.

Download the press release (257k PDF)