Sunday, January 31, 2010

That Can't Be What I Think It Is On My Boxers

I wrote previously HERE about one of my all-time favorite comic books, titled "Concrete."  That's him at left.  First published in the mid-1980s, it's popularity peaked in the early 1990s, almost 20 years ago now. No new issues have been published in several years, though, and it's pretty obscure these days.  So you can imagine the surprise of its creator, Paul Chadwick, when, as he detailed on his blog HERE, he was recently shopping in an Old Navy store and ran across boxer shorts for sale (made in Indonesia) emblazoned with a print of Concrete himself. As you can see in the photo of those boxers on his blog, Concrete appears to be jauntily holding a boom box on his shoulder, which makes this unauthorized 'underpants' swipe even funnier because it's so at odds with the subdued (almost pensive) tone of the series.  

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