This is one surreal old comic book ad for shoes that seems to think the way to sell them is by saying that getting a pair will mean that a silent imp (who still produces word balloons) will at your command fill your sneakers with laughing gas so you can go zooming like a human butterfly into the middle of rioting prison yards to subdue the prisoners. 

but what IS H saying that we can’t hear?


Here’s a concept sketch as well as some of the raw materials (photos and logo) that went into the Shoe Ad I’m making for Simple Shoes in my Digital Photography class.

I’ve also included some alternate versions of the ad that is posted in its final form above.