Fontosaurus started life as an issue of curiousity, back in 1996. Dan Bailey was a student at Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University-Mankato) and working in the computer lab to bring in money for beer, etc. About that time, he was promoted from lab supervisor (read: “verbal punching bag for irate students”) to Multimedia Specialist. This was probably to get him off the floor and into an office where his mouth would do as little damage to the image of the lab as possible. While in that little office, he discovered Chank! fonts. He was totally friggin' hooked.