By Cory Doctorow at 11:18 am Sat, Oct 15, 2011
Seen at New York Comic-Con, which I'm presently attending: Jason Edmiston's "Cereal Monsters" illustration (available as a print) which portrays the Frankenberry family of cereal monsters in the style of Universal classic monsters.
gotta love that Fruit Brute’s hangin’ out.
at some point between ’74 and ’76 i had a fruit brute lightswitch plate sticker that glowed in the dark. vivid memory… moms would come in the room, turn out the light, and spell my name in the air with her cigarette. then i’d watch the glowing sticker til i fell asleep. kids aged 5 were so easily entertained back then.
I’m just thrilled to have Booberry back in my pantry. I wish that these cereals were back full-time but I’ll take a yearly return for the nostalgia factor. LOVE the art. Reminds me very much of the Breakfast of the Gods web comic. http://breakfastofthegods.com/
As a non-American this is going over my head completely. That said UK cereal mascots are almost universally “furries” so actually an assortment of supernatural monstrosities are actually more child friendly.
How strange, “frankie” in the middle reminds me of the presenter of a Norwegian TV show about the internet from the late 90s.
I just have to express my delight that Fruit Brute AND Yummy Mummy are represented here.
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