Trivia Bits for Mar 28, 2020

By Leslie Elman

March 28, 2020 1 min read

Comic Sans is the font some people love to hate, which is silly because it's just a typeface, and, really, it's friendly and cheerful. In fact, typography designer Vincent Connare devised it to be friendly and cheerful. It was created to be used in Microsoft products for kids and new computer users back in the 1990s, so he wanted a font that wasn't too serious — not like formal old Times Roman or dull Arial.

The annual "Oscars" of the comic book industry are named for what creator of "The Spirit" and "Joe Dope"?

A) Al Capp

B) Robert Crumb

C) Will Eisner

D) Art Spiegelman

Previous answer: Sgt. William Carney of the Massachusetts 54th Infantry Regiment earned the Medal of Honor for his service in the U.S. Civil War.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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