I designed some tote bags for my friends over at the best comic book shoppe in St. Louis, Star Clipper. Initially I had a bunch of varying terrible ideas but I ended up doing a little tote bag dude strolling along doing his thing. I knew it'd be printed in two-colors so I started to figure out how that could work: I always have this book laying around nearby for inspiration. I love corporate cartoon mascots -- there is something about animating a twinkie or carburetor, or a gigantic baseball or gasoline pump or 2" x 4", with googly eyes and a cocksure grin that warms my heart, and mysteriously makes me want to spend money. (Spammers take note) I used that same fake charcoal effect to try and emulate the era of advertising when Mr. Products' textures weren't so slick, even though their motives were. Below is a close-up:
As pictured, I eventually changed the soda can in the original design into a Japanese soda bottle, since they sell those at the shoppe. I didn't change anything else because I needed to preserve my secret plan for taking this job on: to force Star Clipper into selling hot dogs.Go get a tote bag and cram it full of comic books!
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I bought that book a couple of days ago, in Barcelona, by distributing "ARGH!", the comic magazine I´m doing with Jorge Parras in Spain!
Your logo, really nice!
And yes, it´s a great book indeed!!!
Dan, that bag is great. Your designs are blowing me away.
star clipper dosen't really sell mad balls do they?
Dan Z. I always look at your blog for a dose of hot liquid cartoon gold. You have the strength of twenty men.
I wanna tote bag
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