Selling out, for fun and profit. Wait, no, not profit.

Selling out, for fun and profit. Wait, no, not profit.

Postby KathleenJ on Thu Jan 09, 2003 3:41 pm

http://coolville.topcities.com/bubblecomic2.JPG
(you might have to copy and paste the link into your browser)
This cheese was from last term at school...it was one of my contributions to a group project for a History of Advertising class. We had to make up a new brand of bottled water and develop a marketing campaign for it (advertising, target market, etc) and do a big presentation. It had to be bottled water because it has little or no selling points of its own to work with...it's just water, fancied up. Anyway, my team decided our angle was to sell it to little kids, and we based our ad campaign around making it seem fun. This ad was intended for kids' comic books, and as a storyboard for a potential TV commercial.
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Postby Dalhar on Thu Jan 09, 2003 6:34 pm

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You know how much this guy has to drink each day?!
Drink bubble water.
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Postby ZOMBIE USER 6185 on Fri Jan 10, 2003 4:59 am

That bubble comic scared me........ really.....
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Postby Dalhar on Fri Jan 10, 2003 7:26 am

Really.
That grate of cheese isn't just condescending. The older kids will see through it quite clearly, and older kids have quite the power over younger.
Also tries to stomp in too much information / ideas.

Guess the art is *really* making things look simple.
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Postby KathleenJ on Fri Jan 10, 2003 11:43 am

Oh, I know! That's how I meant it to be.
No kid in the world over the age of five would take that shit seriously...I know I didn't, back when I used to read kiddie comics and every few pages there'd be an ad sneaking in.
We knew our whole project angle was a little villainous...packaging plain water to sell to little kids...but we just went with the flow and played it up (hey, nobody gets hurt by a product that doesn't exist), and I decided to make that comic cheesy to the max, in the spirit of the annoying comic ads I remember from childhood. I wanted it to make people groan, like a Bazooka Joe joke, or Archie telling you that drugs are uncool. It was more a parody of itself than anything, and was fun to do. (and was just a small part of a big project...our visuals mostly consisted of some very nice looking photographic ads and 3D renderings. and hey, we got a good mark!)
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Postby Dalhar on Fri Jan 10, 2003 2:20 pm

Okay then! :D
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Postby KathleenJ on Fri Jan 10, 2003 2:22 pm

Drink Bubble
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Postby Dalhar on Fri Jan 10, 2003 2:57 pm

Had an idea for "Your favorite beverage?" but found "Plumbo" isn't an international brand name.
Plumbo: "Bottled plumber", chemical agent for opening drains. Here's a page on using the powder's violent reaction with water as a bomb.
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Postby KathleenJ on Sun Jan 12, 2003 2:08 pm

Gasp!
I wonder if my brother (Kalmazoo on this board) has seen this. He and my dad have done such crazy household explosion antics as blowing up metal baking pans in the back yard with some kind of chemical mixture...
Never a dull moment back at my old house.
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Postby Justinpie on Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:23 pm

Kathleen and Kalamazoo set some fish heads on fire as a viking funeral - every word coming out of my mouth is true*.


*in this post
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Postby ZOMBIE USER 6185 on Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:35 pm

Normally I would have said "whaaa?" But considering the person's involved, I believe it.

So apparently In Valhalla there are many great warriors...... and some fishies?
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Postby Dalhar on Mon Jan 13, 2003 4:52 pm

*Ponders placing a fish head, snout up, at the bottom of the toilet bowl and see how others react. *

Plumbo contains mostly caustic soda, I believe.
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Postby Justinpie on Mon Jan 13, 2003 5:16 pm

I'd probably drink it, then.
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Postby KathleenJ on Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:19 pm

Yet another great use for fish heads!
I bought those amigos while I was filming a weird project for art class.
Weeks later, the fish heads, who we'd named Nate and Carmen for some reason, only ended up in about half a second of the finished film, and were still sitting in the basement freezer.
My old house backs onto a lake, so one night at about two in the morning, we put them in a crude cardboard box boat we made, lit it on fire, and they set sail.
It was surreal.
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Postby Kalmazoo702 on Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:54 pm

I dedicate things in the memory of Nate and Carmen all the time.
http://thecity.keenspace.com - Gorbachev, psychosis, and orange juice, oh my!

I like pie, and so should you
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Postby EteRock on Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:57 am

kathleenJ wrote:Oh, I know! That's how I meant it to be.
No kid in the world over the age of five would take that shit seriously...I know I didn't, back when I used to read kiddie comics and every few pages there'd be an ad sneaking in.


Wait wait wait. Are you telling me that if I drink Bubble I *WON'T* be able to ride on top of a whale?


or Archie telling you that drugs are uncool.


I think a couple Archie characters disagreed with that. Jughead comes to mind.


To me nothing competes with those Hostess comics where the bad guy would give up just for a fruit pie.
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Postby KathleenJ on Mon Jan 27, 2003 1:59 pm

EteRock wrote:To me nothing competes with those Hostess comics where the bad guy would give up just for a fruit pie.

Ha, Justin did a great parody of those...unfortunately, his site was injured pretty badly in the server crash, and the archive comics aren't available now.
:cry:
So, instead, THIS.
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