Friday, September 4, 2009
Comic strip characters have served as spokesmen for many a product. I've been collecting comic character advertising for quite a while and thought I'd share a few examples. Today we have three print ads for Canada Dry Ginger Ale featuring the Terry and the Pirates characters -- all from the George Wunder era. Below those are two ads for Kraft caramels starring Chet Gould's Dick Tracy and Daisy Mae from Al Capp's Li'l Abner. I swear I have another Kraft ad featuring Abner himself, but can't find it at the moment. Abner was also the star of a long running series of ads for Cream of Wheat. I'll eventually scan some of those and share them here as well.