Monday, May 05, 2008

Cereal Mascot Reunion

The talented Rob Sheridan made this wonderful illustration of cereal mascots Trix Rabbit, Frankenberry, Count Chocula, Cap'n Crunch and Tony The Tiger in a reunion and looking all so gloomy. I guess being cereal mascots is not easy and that has probably taken a lot out of them all these years. Poor thing. From SketchBlog:
For some reason this image has been swimming around in my head for a few years now, and finally - after chipping away at it bit by bit over the last couple months - I've brought it to life as a large, absurdly detailed print. It's kind of about the strange, uncomfortable feeling of reuniting with old friends only to find that the magic just isn't there anymore - and in turn, about the melancholy "nothing will ever be as good as it used to be" type of nostalgia, of which I am increasingly fond. And of course, a tribute to the late, great, wood-paneled, shag-carpeted 1970's rec room.

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