Toonseum, the Pittsburgh-based comics museum, has teamed with East End Brewing Company to produce Illustration Ale, a pen-and-ink friendly brew that has six different labels by illustrators. Ed Piskor has posted the process for his label which features Wally Wood:
I remember thinking: “What would I do if I was asked to draw a label?”, there was one logical choice for me. A portrait/caricature of the late, great, Wally Wood. An illustrator/cartoonist who is the quintessential embodiment of the marriage between alcohol and comics.
Ahem. Perhaps a cautionary tale as well as an attractive beer label.
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