In order to stress the collectability of their albums, Astérix publishers Dargaud considered it a good idea to present their series as a collection of post stamps. It’s almost endearing to see an ad this dated, and this pointless.
(from Pilote-Charlie 5, 1986)
In 1986 a wave of comics-related fashion items swept the nation that is la France, or so would erstwhile comics magazine Pilote-Charlie have liked us to believe. In an editorial contribution in their 5th issue (1986), so damn necessary to be considered a magazine for adults, and not mere children’s fodder, the editors brought together some wannabe models with up-to-the-minute hairdos to present Comès shirts, Ted Benoit sleepwear, Canardo boxers and Lucky Luke sporting goods. Amongst others.
Yes, younger readers, the 80s were this ugly.
How this ad, with a living green entity scouring through your kitchen, ever made it through concept phase is a mystery to me. Nevertheless, it’s another nice example of an ad in comic strip format that seem to have gone extinct these days.
(from vintage_ads, obviously)
Travel Better London, a new campaign by Transport For London, wants to encourage everyone to be respectful and considerate of each other when travelling around the capital. The campaign focused on National Poetry Day (October 3), but also featured some very nice illustration work by French artist McBess, previously probably best known for his work for Nobrow (on paper and in sound)
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It’s the first week of October, and for fans of the Simpsons Tapped Out game, that means that the yearly special Halloween edition has launched.
This year the edition’s splash screen shows Homer running away from the user’s tapping finger, as is customary. Less usual, though, is the setting : a graveyard with some remarkable headstones, commemorating the bonus points of last year’s Halloween game (which are no longer worth one bit), bipartisanship (which needs no further comment in the current climate), console gaming (which may be a bit soon, judging from the succes of GTA V) and also Life In Hell. Indeed, one year after Matt Groening finally finished his seminal comic strip, it has found a final resting place on Springfield’s graveyard…
Cartoonist Michael Neno drew this poster for a local record and book fair. I can relate to this general sentiment : it often seems to me that if it doesn’t have a screen, the kids just don’t pay attention.
Flickr user 74louloute perfectly explains my reaction to when I first read Deadpool. I’m getting old.
(via The Brothers Brick)
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