Category Archives: Haitai Confectionery

Ad slogans and product descriptions awkwardly translated from Korean to English. Sketches from 2001-2002.

BRAVO CONE: “Motto — Remain as the delicious and loveable cone from all nations forever.”

Craig Bogart is the creator of The Ineffables and part of the PANEL collective. His website seems to be down right now. As for Bravo Cone, the Haitai corporate site says: Bravo Cone, which was first launched in 1970, has … Continue reading

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HOMETOWN HOMEMADE DUMPLINGS: “For abundance, great taste comes from the cook’s fingers!”

  I asked Jim O. if he remembered drawing this and he responded: I think it’s mine. The writing sure looks like my own, but it’s hard to tell about the image. I don’t draw often enough or well enough … Continue reading

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HARANUM ASSORTED CANDY: “We don’t like one flavor of candy. Let’s have 9 different candies at one time.”

Tim Kelly is the creator of Zook and Max, among other things. He’s currently working on a third comic about his daughter, Emily (the previous two being Springtime For Autism and Summer of Nove). “It should be ready by this … Continue reading

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FRENCH PIE: “Why don’t you enjoy the taste of true pie?”

Bob Corby previously. French Pies are included in this “favorite products of the month” video, in which the reviewer ranks ’em up there with Terra Chips and The Secret.

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BUTTER RING: “It looks cool. We are proud of its shape.”

I feel like I ought to know who drew this, but neither the drawing style nor the signature are ringing any bells for me. I’m pretty sure it says J. Meyer, but I’m not even 100% sure about that. UPDATE: … Continue reading

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PUDAE ZZIGAE: “It’s o.k. whenever and wherever water is at hand.”

I’m going to assume that “pudae zzigae” is a variant spelling of the stew more commonly romanized as budae jjigae; and that this product was a powdered, just-add-water version of said stew. I can’t find any evidence of it ever … Continue reading

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GOOD MORNING CHICKEN: “Best partner of a lunchbox and side dish for wine.”

Art from Ypsilanti, MI-based cartoonist and graphic designer John Boissy. I like how his characters appear on the lunchbox. Whatever happened to Good Morning Chicken? Was the brand discontinued? Did true love last? I have no idea.

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A FAIRY AND A WOODMAN: “The anterior part is the fairy and the posterior part is the woodman. That’s why it is called ‘A Fairy and a Woodman’.”

Pam Bliss writes: “The fairy seems to have stolen her outfit from the actual woodsman, so she probably doesn’t have a leg to stand on ethically.” Pam (who posts her own sketchbook drawings here) also stated that she has no … Continue reading

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ACACIA GUM: “The scent of beautiful women.”

With this one, you get to see the top part of the sketchbook page where I had handwritten the quote for the artist to draw. I usually crop that part out before I post these, but I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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MATDONGSAN: “Snack of Korean people, which have continuously been beloved for 25 years.”

Jenny DevilDoll Gonzalez-Blitz writes: What was I overmedicated on when I came up with this?!? Jenny’s just as active as ever. Check out her blog for her comics, paintings, performances, rants and rats. Frank Cho was the target of much … Continue reading

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