Many typefaces designed with a pen on paper (especially those from the 20th century) were licensed by different foundries, and were later independently digitized by them. Some special characters such as @ or the euro sign, were independently added later. Those “alternate cuts” are different digital versions of basically the same typeface design. They often vary in character set, letter proportions and kerning. Some are published under different names.
Weird Bill is Squid’s tribute to his most prominent influence, Bill Campbell, model kit box illustrator extraordinaire and creator of the Weird-Ohs!.
Bill’s series of goofy monster model kits in the early 1960s was such a hit that it has been reissued twice!