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

S03 Episode 1: Kelly Sauvage Angel, Writer

Listen: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Google Podcasts | YouTube Kelly is a writer who contacted me through the American Bandito Facebook page. She's written a book called "Om Namah..." available on Amazon . As she explains it's a story of healing from betrayal, discovering spiritual discernment, and the best ribs on the east side of Madison. We talk about the book while walking around the Atwood neighborhood in the fall of last year. Plus, a segment from a series of pop-up interviews I did at the Hibernation Liberation event. You can buy the book Om Namah... for Kindle or paperback here .

Smoke alarms.

It was maddening.

License plate.

I never noticed the license plate before so why is it affecting me now?