Is it more common to see block letters nowadays, especially on the internet? For example, I've linked to a Twitter artist who (among many others) seems to handwrite in block letters in their comics. I was wondering whether this is the norm and, if so, whether this is a trend set by younger generations or only applicable in specific circles (eg. in comics and the like).


  • I have never seen a comic with non-block letters.
    – Anixx
    Commented Aug 26, 2022 at 8:31

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You basically gave a single example, built some conclusions based on that example and then asked a question based on those conclusions. There's indeed a trend for lesser use of cursive - or rather, for less strict rules for cursive, I'd say.

However in this particular case I believe there's no direct connection with this trend. While the history of comic culture in Russia is shorter than that of, say, the US or France, there's still such a thing as Russian comic culture. And, just like in English or French comic strips, cursive was not a thing in Russian comics either.

Here's an example of a Soviet comic:

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Here's an example of an early nineties Russian comic (one that I was a huge fan of as a child): enter image description here

Here's an example of a modern Russian comic (a shitty one, according to my taste) enter image description here

That said, we can talk about at least 30 years of lettering traditions in Russian comics.

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