The Art of American Fantasy #16

4 comments:

Vanwall said...

Actually, no fantasy - Silly Putty was part and parcel of my reality for years - hell, I think I've still got some of my boys' SP around here somewhere.

Tom Sutpen said...

I debated posting that one, since it's not as outlandish as a lot of Comic Book ads of its vintage. But I figured the ad copy was extravagant enough in its promises that it qualified.

swac said...

Tom, it was totally worth posting.

Vanwall said...

Oh, most definitely! I read this ad prolly a few hundred times in a few hundred comics before I got some Silly Putty, so it became like a visual mantra - if I read it enough, it would happen. It promptly became a dirty shade of pink from all the peculiar Putty offset printing I did in just a day or so. As an aside, I've always felt that the distorted boy and girl are iconic - his look is deliciously come hither, with his strangely shaped torso and legs like a slinky-boy toy, while the little girl is wonderfully obtuse. They inhabit my fantasy world to a degree, like little castaway offspring of Befuddle Hall.