Get your ‘I’ right

ImagineFX - - Quick Technique | Comic Lettering -

A ‘cross­bar I’ is the let­ter ‘I’ with bars (ser­ifs) across the top and bot­tom, and in comic let­ter­ing this should only be used for first per­son sin­gu­lar. Most pro­fes­sional comic fonts also in­clude a non-cross­bar (sans serif) I, for use in ev­ery other in­stance (al­though it’s fine to use a cross­bar I for the first let­ter of a noun). Usu­ally the up­per­case let­ter I is a cross­bar I, and the low­er­case is the non-cross­bar. For those in the in­dus­try, noth­ing gives away the in­ex­pe­ri­ence of the let­terer faster than the in­cor­rect use of cross­bar I.

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