Tuesday, September 07, 2010

General Mills Cereal Ads in Comics

Hey, these are drawn pretty good for comic ads. I wonder if they were done by an animator. It's someone named Williams.

Here's the Lucky Charms Demon. I have a funny commercial where some roughneck kids manhandle him and debase him bodily.




This Rocky and Bullwinkle one is really nice.




10 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

These are quite nice and fun to look at. I wish cereal art looked like this nowadays. Where in the world did you find these anyway?

Elana Pritchard said...

I always wondered why the Trix rabbit never punched those bastard children and stole the cereal.

RooniMan said...

This is an interesting way to advertise.

ComiCrazys said...

John- I was wondering if you had caught this post? It's one of the 6 Cap'n Crunch comic giveaways. The art is fantastic and must've been done by the Jay Ward studio. What do you think?

zillustration said...

It's sad but appropriate to mention that Post Cereal is running a Cocoa Pebbles commercial with Computer Animated Fred and Barny, which ends with both characters copping major " 'tude " faces... eye lids all lowered and heads bopping to the rap beats in the background...

I nearly puked, since they sucked me in with real retro color and sensitive character development... I couldn't find it on youtube or the Post site. I'm sure one of the John K. minions knows where to find it.

MistahB said...

I feel so sorry for the Trix Rabbit, What did he ever do to any other human being?

John said...

Have you seen the Hostess/Marvel collaborations?
http://www.seanbaby.com/hostess.htm

Alberto Guerrero said...

These are great.
I remember when they used to make these mini stories in comic books. Now days they don’t show this kind of content. It’s mostly just some advertisements selling something without a story.

Leeann H said...

T'was a charmin' cereal, which only appeared in Irish supermarkets for about a week many, MANY years ago, I think. :X

... and why am I thinking in a thick Kerry accent when I read those ads?

:D

Joseph said...

Hi, John:

You're probably thinking of Bill Williams, who had worked on several comics of the 1950s and had continued to work on coloring books and the like into the '80s.

I first saw his art while perusing a "Get Along Gang" coloring book made in '84 and wanted to know a bit more about the man. Compare those ads to Dell's "Around the Block with Dunc and Loo," which he made with John Stanley, and you'll probably have a match:

http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.com/2009/06/around-block-with-dunc-and-loo-by-john.html