Early on in his career, Spiegelman worked on some lighter fare that displayed his wicked sense of humour. Just out of college in the late 1960s, he became creative consultant for the company Topps, designing a series of trading cards spoofing well-known brands with punny product names and satirical slogans. Called "Wacky Packages", it included "Rice-A-Phoni"–fake rice that "lasts forever and can be used over and over again", "Gyppy Pop Popcorn"–"No flavour; Pops right in the package and all over the house", "NEVEREADY Batteries"–"Keeps you in the dark", and "BotchTape"–"Stickiest stuff in town".
The AGO exhibit did an excellent job of showing the range and diversity of Art Spiegelman's body of work. I went in only knowing about Maus, but came out with such a better understanding and admiration of Spielgelman's complete oeuvre.