Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hong Kong Phooey Vs. Chester Cheetah



This cover comes about as a suggestion from my brilliant and talented Sister-in-law Melanie.  She told me that she came up with an idea that I would have never thought of on my own, and she was right!  Chester Cheetah always seemed to be the "Poochie" of food mascots to me and I can see him snapping one day and lashing out at Tony the Tiger and the rest until HKP chops some sense back into him.

13 comments:

Cary Comic said...

Murdered by Chester Cheetah would certainly be the PG way to explain Snagglepuss' disappearance from the front of Cocoa Krispie boxes (while still preserving the H-B connection) should this ever get done as an actual direct-to-video animated feature.*


*Kellogg's was the chief sponsor for the prime-time Huckleberry Hound Show during the very early Sixties. With Snagglepuss, the pseudo-Shakespearian mountain lion, one of the rotating cast of back-up characters.

Bob Greenwade said...

It's always a treat for me to see HKP in this blog. This does look like a fun story, too, for the reasons Cary describes. But still, what's next -- Dick Tracy pursuing the Frito Bandito?

While I love the punnish title (even though it's been used at least two or three times already), I don't recall Chester ever being associated with a cereal.

Anonymous said...

I think Ross was going for something like subconscious resentment, at _not_ being a cereal box logo, was brought to the surface by bad nachos.

Ross said...

If you read the story, you see he killed Tony The Tiger...

Paul Green said...

This is great!! The cover really works with their positions, and HKP just seems to fit with these crazy covers. Not sure if you could find Frito Bandito, but he and Tony the Tiger and other classic advertising cartoon characters would be great to see.
Thanks for a nice surprise today.

Matthew Baugh said...

LOL!

Anonymous said...

it ain't easy bein' cheesy....lol

Vicserr said...

I see him murdering s, Snap, Crackle and Pop, Cornelius Rooster, Toucan Sam or Dig'em Frog, Tony should give him more of a fight :p

AirDave said...

Best. Cover. Eh-var!!!

Anonymous said...

Eh-Var?! Wasn't he from Krypton?

Cary Comic said...

@Anonymous: yeah. He was Krypto the Superdog's father!

Anonymous said...

sonny from coco puffs meets joker or the mask

Matt Celis said...

The caption gives away too much of the plot. It would be better to leave the reader wondering why they are fighting and why Chester or Phooey turned bad. That's what old comics did when they were done well. Otherwise a neat idea.

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