Oversize novelty food items are only interesting when you first get them. It’s better to get a small amount of something that is also high quality. Then you can look back on it fondly, remembering how great it was. When you are going on to year two of eating the life sized cheddar cheese R2-D2 that you won in that raffle and had to buy a second refrigerator to hold… it becomes more of a homework assignment rather than a prize. “Hey there, how are you enjoying your raisin bran? I bet some cheese would go great on it.”
Gingerdead and Friends is my weekly source of poetic nightmares. Calan’s line work evokes the feel of old woodcut illustrations complete with limited color pallette. It’s black and white and gray with the color red reserved for hearts, balloons and lots of blood. The comics themselves run a range of styles from traditional 3 panel newspaper strip to large single panel drawings combined with poetry or song lyrics. Part of the fun is the interaction in the comments from readers responding with poetry of their own.