Skip to main content

This Strange Easy Bake Oven Comic Book Ad Artwork from 1973

image of vintage comic book page
The concept of strange comic book placement ads always fascinated me. Artwork created by what I assume were freelancers doing it for the cash and never having to worry about their name being attached to what was usually the silliest of scenarios that somehow connected to a product. But in my memory, I thought it was only something created for Hostess Fruit Pies.

This ad was for the Easy-Bake Oven in an issue I have of The Hair Bear Bunch comic book from 1973 and just makes no sense.

But there is something so fun about artwork that is so corny and stiff that makes it kitschy and cool. Plus, that color scheme is awesome I think!

Here are some panel close-ups.

image of vintage comic book panel art

image of vintage comic book panel art

image of vintage comic book panel art

image of vintage comic book panel art

image of vintage comic book panel art

image of vintage comic book panel art

image of vintage comic book panel art

image of vintage comic book panel art

image of vintage comic book panel art

image of vintage comic book panel art

Listen To The Podcast

Popular

How I use one Gmail address for multiple Soundcloud accounts

Do you know the Gmail "+" trick to use one email for multiple accounts on one service? Here's a little trick I use that works for any service.  I talked about this on the podcast episode I did with artist Mortimur K . In this case, let's say I used up all the uploads I have for my free Soundcloud account . With this trick, I can open a new free account and use the same Gmail address. I don't want to create another Gmail account to sign up again.  Using my one Gmail address for multiple accounts on the same service I don't remember when I learned this but you can alter the name on a Gmail address. Like, let's say mine is "tom@gmail.com". To be clear that is not my email. I wish it was, but this is just a short example. Start with the original Gmail address Add a "+" after the email name Where it says "tom" on the address I can put a "+" after that. Add a "+" after the email name After that "+" I ca

Michael Filippello: Painter - Tom Ray's Art Podcast

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS On this episode of the podcast, I meet Michael Filippello . Michael is a painter living in Hendersonville Tennessee. Michael paints landscapes and tells me about doing painted illustrations for children's books. Michael also talks about how going through a major surgery has driven him to really move forward with his art career. Watch the video Links Michael Filippello on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064063330900 Michael Filippello on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/artist_mikef_msdt 📬 Join my email list to get a call out for artists when I'm booking interviews! Join my email list

Travel coffee - A silly Horsey Headface comic

There is a character I was messing around with a while back that I called "Horsey Headface" . How it started I was originally messing around with this as an idea for a children's book character. I drew it as a kid dressed in a cowboy getup in the vector program Inkscape in an old '60s children's book style. But then I decided to give it a horsehead. Horsey Headface Children's book idea But truthfully, by the time I was done, I didn't really do anything with it and felt like drawing it all out in a vector program took too long. Drawing it more cartoon-like I felt like trying to make the character goofier. So I was trying different cartoon-like styles. I drew this version of Horsey Headface tap dancing on the  Google Keep app  on my phone. Horsey Headface sketch from my phone I kinda felt like I would enjoy drawing the character this way a little more. Also, it wouldn't take me as long to do. I thought maybe I could even animate it so I drew a version o

Ice.

Another reason I dislike winter.