Thursday, November 04, 2010

Brand Degradation

I don't know if it's noticeable to anyone but me, but I continue to be amused by the way this company has genericized the brand I designed for them. It's annoying to be replaced by hacks because every third person I meet says, "Hey, you're the guy who did the cold remedy package!" Recently my lawyer got them to pay me some money for the right to embarrass me, so I shouldn't complain. Ka-ching!

Note the blimpy three fingered claw on this one.

Staring off in an odd direction. The left arm reminds me of John McCain's that was paralyzed by torture.

The soon to be replaced original.


Blogger Unknown said...

Stupid Airborne jerks! I hope they all catch really bad colds!

Also, judging from the difference betweent the original guy and the hacked-up guy, there is more than just zinc in that stuff. Xanax and Adderol maybe?

11:06 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Always nice to see a good cartoonist get work -- even if it is on behalf of an arguably fraudulent product.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new look seems awfully reminiscent of the "For Dummies" books.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Mark said... maybe it's for the best to no longer be identified with a nostrum.

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Larsen E. Whipsnade said...

Wait, you mean Airborne doesn't work? It was Dangle's credibility as a professional medical cartoonist that persuaded me to buy the product in the first place!

Now that I've developed a daily habit, I'm calling my congressman to complain. I look forward to the day when Lloyd Dangle and all the other CEOs of the nation's largest fake cold remedy cartoon marketing firms are hauled in to explain themselves under oath!

12:01 PM  
Blogger Michael Sowle said...



Dangle is obviously a pawn of The Man. Just check out his archives for all the proof you need.

Where the hell is Charles Schultz and his wry, insightful dog, Snoopy? Your country needs you. Now, more than ever.

11:03 PM  

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