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TLIID 117. The Endless and Hostess by AxelMedellin TLIID 117. The Endless and Hostess by AxelMedellin
Girls and boys, as you may know, the company that produced Hostess Pies is going out of business, and with them those wacky ads that were omnipresent in comic books for decades. So this week's theme is a homage to those ads. I wen with the Endless suggestion, since you never have enough Endless...

The full gallery here, and my Liners pals make me want to hide from their sheer awesomeness:

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Have a nice week, folks.

UPDATED: Whaddayaknow, this one's been featured in Best Art Ever this week: [link]
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Funny idea.
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Dafuq LOL
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconniauropsaka:
niauropsaka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Digital Artist
So wrong...
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just a bit.
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:iconclockworkalien:
Clockworkalien Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Nice to see a fresh take on those old Hostess comic book ads. Great work!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconweezel365:
weezel365 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, now I can share this with not only my Gaiman friends, but everyone bitching about how there will never be any Twinkies again
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconmisterfiend:
MisterFiend Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Man, now I want a Hostess pie...
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There must be some yet, somewhere...
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:iconthedarkdollz:
TheDarkDollz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Nei Gaiman lo publicˇ en su blog Í
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias por el dato! :D
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:iconfaji-rojikku:
Faji-Rojikku Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Pure creamy filled golden goodness. :)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfaji-rojikku:
Faji-Rojikku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. Very awesome piece. :)
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:iconskybard:
skybard Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Hahahahaha! Brilliant! This right here is the very reason I have a Sandman category in my favorites!

The great art adds to the apparent authenticity of this faux-"ad". All the characters look on-model, and even the speech bubbles evoke the distinctive "voices" of the Endless. The punch line at the very end is... to DIE for! (OK, this is why you make the jokes and not me =P ).

Exceptional work! Someone should share this with Neil Gaiman if he hasn't seen it already. I think he'd get a real kick out of it!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! The perfect idea of the customized speech balloons was only one of the many things that lured me to Sandman in the first place.

And I did summon the courage to tweet the image to Neil, he liked and retweeted it!
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoyed the layout you went with on this one. Also, you should draw Delirium way more- she looks great! ( to be fair, they all do)
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I had never drawn them before. Well, only Death. And at Line, of course...
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TonyParkerArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Oh sweet merciful crap, this is amazing.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, Mr. "I have eight awesome covers a month" :D
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:icontonyparkerart:
TonyParkerArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
And yet you still win. :D
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:icontonybennett3:
TonyBennett3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
All of the preservatives make Hostess products 'Endless' too! Great Picture!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Now, why didn't I think of that?
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:iconbillwalko:
BillWalko Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This looks great, Axel!
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, Bill!
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:iconjohncarcosa:
JohnCarcosa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Perfect. I have such a weakness for the Endless.
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Many of us do...
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:iconjamesgunner123:
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
...this is supremely delightful....and also maddeningly tragic.....I mean, if delicious sugary treats can't make it as a business in this world then what hope is there?!....anyways, awesome job on this comic....definitely worthy of the classic comic book imagery.....=3
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:iconaxelmedellin:
AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Enjoy those last twinkies...
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