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WTF? Product placement in a graphic novel

So, now that I've finished reading enough of the Campbell nominees record a ranking in my Hugo voting tracking spreadsheet, I've moved onto graphic novels. Partly because I have three in dead-tree form and want to take a break from reading on the computer.

I was really enjoying the Dresden Files graphic novel - until I ran into some blatant product placement that so far doesn't make much sense, and is distracting me from the story. WTF? The scene came totally by surprise - even if you eliminate the brand-name reference, which is what makes the product placement so weird.

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kara_gnome
Jun. 11th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, how crazy is that, and how sad. When television first started doing it, I thought it was so strange, then I felt affronted, then scornful, and now I don't even notice it.

But in a graphic novel? wtf, indeed.
mmarques
Jun. 12th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
Is this a new icon? very pretty
kara_gnome
Jun. 12th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Yes, thank you! It's by Michael Parkes, a very wonderful artist :)
ext_193018
Jun. 11th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
With a little work, you could probably work up a good parasite/host metaphor here...
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