A short time ago I was perusing the Magazine Museum and ran across some great old Al Capp Li’l Abner ads for Cream of Wheat from the ’40’s. So I snapped ’em up, scanned ’em in, and thought I’d share. Enjoy:
Ran across this a while back and have spent entirely too much time perusing the goodness since.
Vintage Ad Browser has all sorts of great old advertising, but my favorites are the comics ads. Take for example the 70’s Electroman ad (not to be be confused with the superior Electricman) below for the Cleveland Institute of Electronics:
Hold it, Jim indeed! Get thee to Vintage Ad Browser!
I ran across AutoToons a while back, and dropped them in my “blog about later” file. Welcome to later.
Basically, there are a number of different strips (auto dealer, real estate, etc…) that businesses can license for their advertising. The strip changes with each ad, and takes advantage of what I always tell advertising clients â€“ nobody can ignore a cartoon!
I wouldn’t say these are funny comics per se, but that’s not really their function. They are, however, well drawn, and nicely written for their end use.
Dunno how business is, but kudos for a great idea!