Current Sketchbook Theme: NRA ’66
Dining establishments named in the 1966 National Restaurant Association member directory. Sketches from 2002.
Haitai Confectionery: Ad slogans and product descriptions awkwardly translated from Korean to English. Sketches from 2001-2002.
Andy's Yearbook: Quotes taken from autographs in a 8th grader's middle school yearbook.
Sketches from 2000.
Dissatisfied With the Vehicle: Quotes taken from transcripts of conversations between a market research firm and various dissatisfied car owners.
Sketches from 1999-2000.
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Category Archives: Theme Sketchbooks
Matt Feazell writes: Chuck A Burger was on the riverfront. Their slogan was “Best burger west of the Mississippi (so far)” This might be the only sketch in the bunch where an artist drew a restaurant they were actually familiar … Continue reading
As promised, my new webcomic’s here! Visit this link to follow the story and, if you like what you see, share it with friends. The restaurant sketchbook series will return soon. Thanks for your patience while I launch this new … Continue reading
Another unknown artist. Why can’t I remember these people? I’m not sure when the Berkeley location closed, but the last Ground Cow (in Penryn, CA) ceased operation just a couple of months ago. Their Facebook page is still up, with … Continue reading
New sketchbook theme, as promised. These are restaurant names I found in a 1966 edition of the National Restaurant Association member directory. The Association still exists, but no longer publishes a list of members. Dante’s Furnace seems to be long … Continue reading
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
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
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
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.
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
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