As prophesied, the madness continues! My Top Men Wacky Packages illustration last week was merely the tip of the iceberg… and you know what they say about icebergs? What you see on the surface barely covers it all, so lettuce continue with the second in my series of Topps Wacky Packages inspired parodies.
I haven’t eaten any Cheetos in a while, actually… not even off-brand ones… but I like them and love the visual of the packaging design. I also couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a little political jab with Creepos wall-building snacks (notice the hair on Chester Cheetah 🙂 ). Lest anyone think I’m just picking on the Republican Party, rest assured I have an idea for a Democratic Party parody as well but you’ll have to stay tuned for that!
As with all parodies in this series, I always first recreate as best I can an actual real package of the product. This is fun to do, and gives me an excellent baseline from which to produce future parodies in case I have other ideas for the same product to do another Wacky Packages version…
I don’t like to toot my own horn often, but I’m really pleased with how the shading work I did really gives the packaging a realistic crinkled look. Is it weird to be proud of drawing a bag of Cheetos? Please let me know what you think and continue to watch for more in this series coming soon! Also, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
I’ve been participating for a while now on the Digital Webbing forums. They have discussions on all areas of comic book creation, and the folks behind the forum produce comics themselves! You might remember them from such things as when I recently posted about their Kickstarter for a Fist of Justice trade paperback that completed on June 1st.
One of their stretch goals was to be a trading card set, for which they had requested pin-up submissions. Unfortunately that stretch goal was not met, though the trade paperback itself was fully funded! I created a couple of variations on a theme that I submitted to them for this project. While it’s possible one of these might see use in a different form in the future, for now I wanted to drop them onto my blog so you have a look at something else I created recently.
Click the images to see larger versions. The core concept is essentially the same in both versions; that being, an action figure all minty in its sealed packaging! I prefer the second version, incidentally. I think the bubble plastic on the packaging looks better, and I added some additional accessories for the action figure.
Please let me know what you think of either version. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.