Thursday, April 22, 2010


FINALLY. I'm taking the time to post this up. It's Melt-On-A-Stick Month at MELT! The Triumphant Return of The CORNY BEAST:
Our wicked version of the almighty corn dog!! An ultra jumbo all beef dog char-grilled to perfection, split and stuffed with double American cheese then slathered with our special cornbread batter and deep fried to a golden brown. Chipotle ketchup for dipping. Vegetarians Rejoice!! Meatless version available with tofu dogs!

So for this one, I opted to represent possibly the Corniest, Cheesiest, beast I know of: GREYHOUNDS. It's a DOG-Centric poster in the ocean of Kitten based jams I've been rocking hard. I'm pretty familiar with a multitude of Greyhounds, and I'm telling ya, they're the sweetest, most awesome dudes. As it happens, APRIL is Adopt-A-Greyhound Month. I think if you live in Ohio and are thinking about adopting a dog, you owe it to yourself to get in touch with Greyhound Adoption of Ohio and at the very least find out what they're all about. I mean, there's a bazillion ways to adopt a great dog, for instance, the Friends of The Cleveland Kennel always have awesome hearts in need of good homes. But in April? April is about Truly Corny Beasts, Greyhounds. Get a sandwich, then an awesome dog.

I don't know if the other specials are prominent enough, so here they are in full bonkers showcase. That tent is kind of an throwback to last year's poster. I'm pretty happy with how delicious the Fried Twinkies look. I love those things. Also, The Fried Cheese is basically the same as the Corny Beast, only minus the dog. Which is actually pretty dope.

Here's the Beast itself, more accurate than last year, Melt uses giant popsicle sticks, like tongue depressors, because the sandwiches are so big. It's fun. Winter is over, friends. It's time to have fun again.

I'm pretty happy with this text. I hand drew this, I don't remember if I looked at any other text for reference, but I don't think so. I hope to progress further and further down hand lettered ridiculousness. I think it's the way to go. Next month is another great sandwich and another opportunity to get crazy. Only a couple days away. Also, Melt's East Side location opens MAY 21st! So, there's that!


Kristina said...

Just wanted to pop in and say how much I love this print. I finally made it to Melt for the first time in April, and flipped when I saw the Greyhound :) Naturally I'm a Greyhound owner, and my buddy and I each left Melt with our own prints in tow. Greyhounds are indeed corny beasts, and thank you for putting the word out on what great, sweet, goofy dogs they are. Here's my own corny beast, Grace Kelly:

P.S. The rest of your prints are fabulous as well. I think I will be purchasing this month's "Guitar Gyro" print when I hit up Melt on Sunday...

John G said...

Thanks Kristina! Grace Kelly is a real beauty! Thanks for the comment, I know people love Melt but it rules to get direct feedback!

I'm about to post the Guitar Gyro poster and process for it, enjoy!