Category Archives: Advertising

Pencil Batman

A very minimal but also very effective ad for the special edition in Portuguese of Risso and Azzarello’s Batman Noir, courtesy of publisher Levoir and the Público newspaper. (via Ads of the World)

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I just don’t get Marvel

Would somebody explain to me how, in the course of a week, you can arrange to have a visual genius like Michael Cho to create variant covers to 22 of your regular books (my favorite, above) and degrade your characters … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s also affects heroes

It’s been quite a while since I saw a bonafide ad campaign featuring classic comic heroes, but this one really fits the bill. The Association France Alzheimer wanted to alert people to be aware of the early symptoms of the … Continue reading

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Tintin’s flying submarine

Belgian air carrier Brussels Airlines unveiled a new (?) plane this week. The Airbus has been christened the Rackham, and has been completely decorated so as to call up the famous shark submarine from Red Rackham’s Treasure, down to little fishes across … Continue reading

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Quick loves chocolate

Back when he was still slaving away to fill Le Petit Vingtième with comics, stories and pictures, Hergé also produced the odd advertisement for a whole host of clients. This ad for the Belgian chocolatier Côte d’Or was made in … Continue reading

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Captain Haddock eats ice cream

There used to be a time when Tintin was hot enough with the general public that he (and his fellow Hergé creations) were used to peddle anything from cars to cigars to ice cream, as seen here. And there used … Continue reading

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Roz Chast does National Poetry Month

The poster for this year’s (American) National Poetry Month, traditionally held in April, was designed by New Yorker regular Roz Chast, and features a quote from a poem by Mark Strand. Poets.org is distributing 120,000 posters for free (within the … Continue reading

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