A quick question for webcomic creators!

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A quick question for webcomic creators!

Postby Demise » October 14th, 2019, 3:16 am

Is it alright to use blambot fonts in comics that you posts online in hosting sites like smackjeeves, tapas, webtoon etc. while gaining profit from it?
Such as using it in your commissions, merchandise etc.
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Re: A quick question for webcomic creators!

Postby artofjoe » October 14th, 2019, 5:56 am

I found this on their website, it sounds like you should be good to go.
"If you are an independent/small press comic creator, you may use Blambot indie fonts, free of charge, in print, or flattened into web graphics, for your comic book project - even if you are making money with your project - even if you use the fonts printed on merchandise in support of your comic. This is Blambot's way of supporting the independent comic community. If your comic book project is being published by a mainstream publisher, (including, but not limited to: Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW, Dark Horse Comics, etc.) then a commercial license is required."
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Re: A quick question for webcomic creators!

Postby jellyfishin » October 14th, 2019, 7:04 pm

The link to the license, in case it's needed: https://blambot.com/pages/licenses

Artofjoe is referring to the free usage clause of the license. Note that the free usage clause only applies to stuff related to comics. If my understanding of the legalese is right: if you're going to be doing commissions or selling merchandise not related to the comic, you might need to purchase a desktop license from Blambot.
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Re: A quick question for webcomic creators!

Postby Gibson Twist » October 14th, 2019, 10:44 pm

Yes, it is okay for independent comic artists to use Blambot fonts for merch, even if it's not directly related to your comic. Nate Piekos (Blambot) has said so on a few occasions, and he isn't litigious about it anyway. His pay fonts are pretty cheap too.
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