How to choose fonts for book illustrations

Whilst I was researching children’s books, in preparation for my own Timmy Tompkins’ Awesome Fantasy Comic Book Superhero Adventure (my next book’s title is going to be a lot shorter I assure you), I was a pretty disappointed by the sheer lack of variety, and in essence creativity when it came to the typography.

The vast majority of it looked like an afterthought. Just slapped in there, smack bang over an illustration, with no thought given to its placement, styling, or just making it plain interesting to look at.

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