Comic strips about buying and selling on the internet by veteran eBay PowerSeller, Erik Andresen.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


This ad appears as the back cover of Movie Collectors World magazine. It is a spoof of the movie "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1938) starring Pat O'Brien, Jimmy Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Humphrey Bogart, and others.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Icon Group ad with Fairy Godmother theme by Erik Andresen

This cartoon was designed for The Icon Group, a company which recruits professionals from around the world to work in the United States. It will be printed as a postcard and sent to prospective clients.

The Icon Group website is here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER MOVIE POSTER - eMoviePoster print ad: Movie Collector's World

This is #4 in a series of ads for This one is a parody of old horror movies, like Frankenstein and Dracula. In it, Bruce Hershenson is "Brucegor", the hunchbacked assistant of the mad scientist. Brucegor has an affinity for Scruffy The Wonder Dog.

The cartoon appears as the back cover of Movie Collector's World magazine, and was also turned into a YouTube video.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Proud To Be A Below Standard Seller (eBay) cartoon by Erik Andresen

Another in a continuing series illustrating the different flavors of eBay Seller. In this instance, the flavor might not be that appetizing.

eBay Above Standard Seller logo - altnernate "straight" version

A contributor to the eBay PowerSeller discussion board suggested that I make an alternate version for Above Standard Sellers who are actually proud of their business.

It takes very little to be knocked out of "Top Seller" contention. 3 grumpy buyers out of 599 successful transactions in the course of a year would do the trick.

Here is that logo. The wording is consistent with what eBay says about "Above Standard Sellers".

As with the previous cartoon, the image is royalty-free and you are free to use it for your own purposes.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Proud To Be An eBay Above Standard Seller cartoon

eBay recently invented several new classifications of sellers. The absolute best kind of eBay seller is called a "Top Seller". There are a variety of factors, but the key to being a "Top Seller" is to have fewer than 1 in 200 customers leave you a '1' or '2' in any Detailed Seller Rating (those star things).

The 2nd best seller on eBay is an "Above Standard Seller". Above Standard Sellers are fine sellers, but they might have missed the mark on a category here or there. For instance, if one buyer in 199 left them a "2" on a DSR category.

In recognition of the achievements of Above Standard Sellers, I designed a logo which they can proudly display wherever it's appropriate.

The image is royalty-free, so you can pass it around the internets and use it as you see fit.

UPDATE: Merchandise with this cartoon on it can be found here.

Friday, October 2, 2009


This cartoon was commissioned by the wife of Jeffrey Hess, a high-end vintage watch and antique art dealer. Hess is president of Ball Watch USA (reportedly, the company which the phrase 'on the ball' was based on). He is the author of an incredibly detailed and authoritative reference work on Rolex watches. On eBay alone, he sells about 10,000 items a year, many of them for thousands of dollars apiece.

What do you get someone like that for his birthday? Another watch? He'd throw it on the pile and sell it on eBay. So, his wife decided to turn him into a superhero. This comic strip was unveiled as a large poster for his big birthday bash October 2, and guests to the event wore t-shirts bearing the cartoon.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEFFREY HESS! And if you want a follow-up for your anniversary or something, please let me know.

CHILDREN VS HAMSTERS - WHICH ARE BETTER? : 1989 No Exit cartoon by Erik Andresen

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New FACEBOOK PAGE for Erik Andresen cartoons

I now have a Facebook Page to showcase my cartoons. You can visit it by clicking HERE.


For the first time ever, one of my comic strips has been transformed into a YouTube video. The print version of the ad will be published in the next issue of Movie Collector's World. If there's a good reaction to this video, then it's possible that other comic strips will appear in video form as well.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Job Expo Australia cartoon REMIX remixed

After careful consideration, the powers that be decided to go with the original gag in the last panel of the remixed cartoon. I was happy to oblige. Ain't Photoshop wonderful?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Job Expo Australia health care cartoon REMIX

Another Job Expo Australia cartoon. This one is aimed more specifically at the human resources directors of certain health care facilities.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Posterman Always Scans Nice - EMOVIEPOSTER.COM ad by Erik Andresen

Here is an advertisement for, with Bruce Hershenson as a hard-boiled film-noir type detective.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Job Expo Australia cartoon ad with Koala

A fellow eBay PowerSeller, C. Philip Slaton, hired me to draw cartoons for "Job Expo Australia", a job fair for Australians seeking employment in America. This particular ad will be printed as a postcard and mailed to employers in the USA. At some time in the future, I should be doing similar ads which will be sent to prospective job seekers in Australia. THANKS, Phil!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Snipers Of eBayjima - EMOVIEPOSTER.COM ad for Movie Collector's World

This is my second ad for EMOVIEPOSTER.COM, and is the first comic that I ever prepared using Photoshop. The ad appears as the back cover of the September 2009 issue of Movie Collector's World, and also appears at the EMOVIEPOSTER.COM website.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I WAS A STAR DINGER - black and white version for printing

Here is an alternate version of the I WAS A STAR DINGER comic strip. It is in black and white for easier printing. You are welcome to download the image, pass it around the net, and distribute copies of the cartoon.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I Was A Star Dinger - Free Comic For All eBayers

One of the most frustrating issues eBay sellers face is that some buyers think 4 stars are "good", when eBay actually punishes the sellers for receiving them.

Because of this, I created a cartoon which anyone is welcome to post to their website, or post to discussion boards, or email, or print and include with their eBay packing slips.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Adventures Of Captain Movie Poster - Emovieposter Ad for Movie Collectors World

The world's largest vintage movie poster dealer, Bruce Hershenson, saw this blog and commissioned me to draw comic strips to advertise his website. The idea is that each ad will be based on a different classic movie theme.

The first ad is "The Adventures Of Captain Movie Poster", based on superhero movie serials of the 1940's. Future installments might feature Bruce as Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, Frankenstein, etc.

This ad will be the back cover of Movie Collector's World # 734, which is the largest publication devoted to vintage movie poster collecting. It also appears on Bruce's website and might be used for other promotional purposes.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

E-Commerce Funnies comic strip # 4 by Erik Andresen, about Packing Slips

e-Commerce Funnies comic strip # 4 by Erik Andresen, originally published 2009.

E-Commerce Funnies comic strip # 3 by Erik Andresen

eCommerce Funnies comic strip (formerly Power Cellar Funnies) # 3 by Erik Andresen. Originally published on the web in 2009.

Power Cellar Funnies comic strip # 2 by Erik Andresen

How eBay PowerSellers take out the garbage. Originally published on the web in 2008.

Power Cellar Funnies comic strip # 1 by Erik Andresen

Power Cellar Funnies comic strip #1 by Erik Andresen, published on the web in 2008.

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