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Chew On This…Goodbye Bazooka Joe Comics After 59 years

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First Twinkies and now this…

As part of an overhaul of its logo and packaging, the 65-year-old Bazooka bubblegum is replacing its red, white and blue color scheme and dropping the tiny Bazooka Joe comic strip that’s wrapped each piece of the pink candy since 1953.

The new fuchsia and yellow with graffiti-inspired splattered paint packaging will begin arriving in stores in January as part of an effort by Topps Company subsidiary Bazooka Candy Brands to revive plummeting sales (from $17 million in 2007 to a projected $8.8 million this year).

The new design is already a hit among retailers, with Target, 7-Eleven and Kroger now agreeing to stock the gum in early 2013.

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McSweeney’s Launches ‘The Goods’ – A Weekly Collection of Games,
Puzzles, Comics Appearing In Newspapers Across The U.S. & Canada

Last week, McSweeney’s the quirky publishing house founded by author Dave Eggers launched a thing called The Goods. The Goods is a weekly smorgasbord of games, puzzles, comics and other diversions. Each week, a cavalcade of New York Times-best-selling book authors and Caldecott Award-Winning illustrators from the world of children’s books will contribute amusements that will enthrall kids and adults alike. Readers will pore over a variety of features, including a spot-the-difference puzzle featuring motorcycle-riding ice cream cones; a guide to creating your own secret language; a maze navigating George Washington’s famous curly locks; and clip-out paper dolls of Grigori Rasputin.

Thoughtfully conceived and visually stunning, every issue of The Goods will deliver a new collection of recurring features and new work. Contributors include: Mo Willems, Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith, Laurie Keller, Carson Ellis, Bob Shea, Adam Rex, Sean Qualls, and Dan Santat.

Your call to action is to figure out who the features editor of your local paper is and ask them to start running The Goods. The website is http://www2.mcsweeneys.net/thegoods.

McSweeney’s is really excited about this humble venture. So play your part, if you can, and spread the word!

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Comic Strip Frame

Transform your photos into a fun comic strip with this fun frame. Insert your photos into the frame to create the story, included with the frame a pack of speech bubbles and a pen so you can complete the comic strip with written jokes! Buy it here ( £12.99 – $20.68)

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