Get ready to kick back, relax, and light up a joint with us as we…Um, we—what were we doing?
Oh yes! Office copies of Simon Hanselmann's eagerly awaited debut collection, Megahex, have hit our desks, and we are ecstatic to finally see this beloved webcomic in printed form, beautifully bound in hardcover. Whether you’re a first time reader or longtime fan of Hanselmann’s Megg, Mogg, and Owl comics, make sure to check out our downloadable preview to cool your cravings. The book is available for presale and is expected to hit stores in a month or so!
What is Grimace? Wikipedia, as good a place as any to look for definitive information on advertising characters, says it’s an unknown species of monster that originally stole milkshakes. But now, we know what Grimace is.
Thanks to the Japanese Subsection Table of the Vienna Classification of Figurative Elements of Marks, we know the classifications given to Grimace by its creators:
3.11.17 Seals, sea lions
3.11.25.01 Personified animals of division 3.11
4.5.15 Other forms representing an unidentifiable animal, other fantastic beings having the appearance of animals. Note: Not including fabulous animals classified in division 4.3.
This is the nature of Grimace: identified but yet unidentifiable, caught in a realm between the reality of a sea lion and the fantasy of a milk-based monster, fluxing between beast and thought and approaching humanity in between.