Monday, March 21, 2011

Death Wish

Last Friday's Bizarro wasn't the first time I used Mister Peanut in a comic. Here's a strip from 24 years ago (!) exploring the twisted psychology of humanized characters representing food products. 

The most disturbing example might be Charlie the Tuna, who is still begging to be eaten after fifty years. I revisited this topic five years later, with this color piece in Hyena, a great comics anthology that was edited by my pal Mark Martin.

Amazingly, advertisers still use this inexplicable ploy:
The nauseating Hot Pockets Sideshots characters (2011)

2 comments:

HemlockMan said...

The thing is...some species of tuna actually do live for many decades, right?

jaygeekray said...

Not the tasty ones...