Colombian coffee association sues cartoonist

“The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation says it will sue ‘Mother Goose & Grimm’ cartoonist Mike Peters ‘for damage and harm, detriment to intellectual property and defamation.'” SSFC reprints the cartoon at issue and adds, “Only a reader whose second language is English might take this as a literal statement that Colombian coffee, like Soylent Green, is made of people.”


  • Sadly the Columbian Coffee Growers Federation may be severely lacking in something here, a sense of humor, intellect, or perhaps they are just fishing for free publicity. This cartoon was but one of a series that started with the “for real” premise of the inventor of the Pringles can having some of his ashes buried in a Pringles can. The CCGF are the ones that advertised there is a little bit of Juan Valdez in every can, Mike just took it to its logical conclusion.

    Makes me glad that I prefer Sumatra beans over the more plebeian Columbian ones.

  • At least they’re suing Peters instead of sending him to “swim with the fishies”…

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