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

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.

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