15.3.06

Creepy Critters

Here's my contribution to the upcoming book 'Cereal Killers' being put together by Von Kreep over at 1313 Midnight Creepshow, wherein a bunch of artists create horrified versions of their favorite cereal box mascots. I chose Linus the Lion from the old Post 'Crispy Critters' boxes of the 60s.

14 comments:

rex said...

i love it.

Lou Vega said...

Really cool. Is the box found art, or is the whole thing re-created. Great idea too.
Great blog!

Pat Pakula said...

wicked cool ridd

paublo said...

sweet ridd!!!

ridd1 said...

thanks fellas. hey lou it's all from scratch done in Flash and Photoshop. the cockroaches are from photos though of course!

Jay D Smith said...

tasty!!

Kipp Schell said...

sweet, love the 'now more guts' line

Anonymous said...

I remember "Linus The Lionhearted", Ridd...he was not only on the POST "Crispy Critters" box, he also had his own show (sponsored by Post/General Foods)
in the mid-'60s [here in the U.S.]!
I once had a pack of playing cards featuring all the Post cereal characters at that time-including Linus- that you got with the cereal box tops and a few cents for shipping and handling. I don't know what happened to it...but I still have fond memories of it.

Your "Creepy Critters" box also reminds me of Topps' "Wacky Packages" of the same period...
same gruesome effect!!

PURE GENIUS!!

:)

Dan Thompson said...

looks great! the real bugs are a nice touch.

BLECHA! said...

Hey Ridd

Found your excellent blog by searching for "Cereal Killers". I just finished my illustration for the book and wanted to see if I could dig up anyone else's artwork.

Fantastic illustration. Especially love the desaturated colors and the worn box look.

I think it's gonna be an awesome book- can't wait to see what Von Kreep's got up his sleeve!

Gonna be a regular visitor here!
Thanks.

mr-dunn* said...

could you post another link straight to the other artwork?-i got kind of lost at their site-
great image -real ewwww factor...

warren said...

This is fun! I like the worn box look too...I tried to do it on my submission, but it didn't turn out as well as I'd have liked.

Linus the Lion never looked so eeeevil! You got the fonts dead on, too! Nice work...and great blog. Great designs!

ridd1 said...

woah nice boxes guys! hey warren your worn box looks good to me. nice and subtle. nice work.

ELiza J├Ąppinen said...

That's amazingly cool! Love it!