Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Your Tax Dollars At Work--Consumer Comix!!

And then there was that time a state government teamed up with an underground comix company to protect consumers:

No, really:

You'll need to click to embiggen that, but you'll see this is a joint publication of the Wisconsin Department Of Justice and Krupp Comics Works, which was the on-paper "parent group" of Kitchen Sink Comics. Which, in 1975, was like totally underground comics!!

No snark here, because really, this is actually pretty cool, and a lot more effective than other government-published comics.

Take, for example, this tale on how to deal with the scourge of the 1970s--evil door-to-door pot and pan salesman!!

This is The Man--sticking it to The Man!!

Other tales warned us of the perils of unscrupulous auto repair:

Credit scams that result in consumers paying a lot more:

Weight loss scams:

Unethical car salesmen:

The horrors of Columbia House et al:

Fly-by-night "educational" businesses:

...and more I'm too lazy to show you!

See, this is what these government/comic collaborations should be: important information without being (too) preachy, entertaining, a little more hip than most...Well done, people!

Consumer Comix was published in 1975

1 comment:

SallyP said...

My dream come true. A comic about the Right of Rescission!