If only I had a spare $300:
Typographer Vincent Connare, the man behind Comic Sans, was asked by Dezeen about the font. His answer was excellent:
"There are 200-300 fonts installed on every computer but people pick Comic Sans because it is different and it looks more like handwriting and does not look like an old school text book. It is a personal decision. The same could be asked of why do people like Ugg boots, Justin Bieber or pink tracksuits."
Every time I see this,
I remember this:
An avid artist and explorer, Eric Gill often experimented with all things he found interesting, including all things taboo, too.
Have I ruined Gill Sans for you? I can’t look at that typeface without thinking of Eric Gill in a smock. The shudder is involuntary.
From Clockwork Music by Arthur W.J.G Ord-Hume