Friday, August 28, 2009

Ad It Up: Gap Kid

I can't be the only person who hated this kid, right? He was on the back of EVERY comic for months (like this one from 1998's Major Bummer #11). I wonder if these ubiquitous back cover ads actually helped or hurt the products/brands they were trying to sell. I was already anti-Gap at this point (I was 15 and liked Led Zeppelin after all), but I'm pretty sure I was even less interested in Gap after seeing this kid over and over and over and over.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know this kid. But that's because the majority of comics that I've ever read have been in trade form. So when I do read single issues I get REALLY distracted by the ads because I'm so not used to them. (especially when they're Marvel or DC comics. The ads seem to be from saturday morning cartoons and crazy video games).

    But this kid looks like he would've distracted and then annoyed me.