Sunday, June 3, 2012
Of Mad woMen and Bulldogs
It was the same in graduate school when, perhaps in a classic case of dissertatus avoidus, I studied fashion illustration, copyedited, worked as a research assistant, etc.
Looking for another item to list on my CV, one day this then-graduate student saw an ad for an entry level creative position with an advertising agency. Sure, I had zero experience, but whipped up some sample ads and sent them off. The office move has unearthed some of them, one of which is above.
That's a sketch of my beloved bulldog Marilla, promoting a fictional Groom and Board in the home town of my second bulldog, Bossy, who we adopted on a cross-country road trip while passing through Kansas. The ad is obviously primitive, by today's standards (and perhaps by yesterday's too), but it was, quite honestly, fun to give it a whirl.
I didn't get the ad agency position, but the ads bring back fond memories.