Sketch in the City: Steve Steiner #3

Ken Eppstein, Nix Comics

Like many forms of pop culture, comics and cartoons have often been conflated with merchandising. People identify with the posters, toys and gimcracks as much as the source material. Kind of a bummer, but I'm no exception: I would totally by buy a "Squirrels: Anatomy of Evil" T-shirt from Steve Steiner.