There has been a project I’ve wanted to work on for a little while which involved vectorizing, and a little bit of stylizing, of a particular newspaper add from S07E09 of the Simpsons; “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaning”. Since I also wanted to refresh my Adobe Illustrator skills, I decided to spend some hours on it. (Also, to get at least a little fresh content on the site.)

What really gets me about this “ad” is a combination of a few things, but for the most part the imagery of a fighter jet with monster truck tires crushing other planes is joke enough to stand on its own. Without further ado…


I’ve also posted the image to reddit/r/thesimpsons.

You can also download the original AI file as well as an SVG version if you’d like.