Category Archives: Advertising

How many panels do you need?

If you want to explain your fabulous new and cheap product in a comic format, how many panels do you need? Would 3 suffice, or do you really need 4 ? These ads were published in Real Clue Crime Stories, … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Comics | Leave a comment

From Clueless to Clinging

Life can be so easy with modern-day appliances – all it takes is a piece of elasticated string or a metal cigarette box (from Real Clue Crime Stories, Vol. 7 #10, 1952 and Patsy And Her Pals #20, 1955).

Posted in Advertising | Leave a comment

Better playing with electricity

Seems like there was a time that adding a little electricity made everything better. A bit like a share button these days, propably. These ads were published in Venus Comics #4 (1949) and #8 (1950) respectively.

Posted in Advertising | Leave a comment

The Leak Squad

These ads for Tampax tampons may not be the most subtle, but they do get the message across. Although I’m not sure whether it’ll reach the target audience. (Artwork by Stéphanie for DKP, France)

Posted in Advertising | Leave a comment

No sourpuss behind the wheel!

As a part of their long-term Go For Zero plan (aimed at reducing the number of deaths by traffic accidents to zero), Belgium’s road safety agency BIVV is currently running a campaign against drivers’ bad temper. Campaign materials include radio … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Illustration | Tagged | Leave a comment

JLA back in cereal boxes

35 years after they included mini-comics featuring DC heroes in their cereal boxes, General Mills have once again opened the lid for the Justice League. Four exclusive books will be included in assorted cereal brands (and a fifth one exclusively … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Comics | Tagged | Leave a comment

Red Bull gives you wings (even if you have powers)

New York designer Diego Fonseca created these mockups for Red Bull energy drink cans adorned with the colors of celebrated Justice League members. I doubt whether these will ever be realised.  After all, the Flash already has wings, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment