So there’s a new font-making product out there: Fontself Maker. It’s a plugin for Illustrator that allows you to drag an entire alphabet straight into the interface and export an OTF font.
It doesn’t have kerning or some other features (yet), so I still threw this into Type 3.2 for a little refinement, adding in the most basic kerning pairs.
STILL! From drawing the letters (Pentel pocket brush pen on cardstock) to saving the gently kerned OTF, this took around 20 minutes or so. This will be a great timesaver for all future fonts — importing SVGs or tracing JPGs into a font creation program is a time-consuming part of the process.
This is a very limited font — you can see above all of the characters I drew to put in. (The period, comma, and quotation marks all did multiple-duty to create things like the colon and semicolon too.) But if you have a use for it, please feel free to grab it and use it!