Because of the weekly deadline nature of the comic we would quite often end up with a blank space where a half page advertisement was supposed to go, but hadn't been supplied in time. With this in mind I was asked to make a few 'filler' ads like this. Tharg was always happy to give me free reign on these to try a bit of creative experimentation. It was better than a blank space after all.
This was an attempt to evoke an early 50's Festival of Britain type vibe using a fair bit of stippled Letratone™ and Rotring™ ink.