MY DAILY CALENDAR FOR SUNDAY, DAY 279 OF 2013:  Well, I was away from the house both yesterday and today, and I’m still in the middle of sorting through all the pictures I took over the weekend. So tonight I decided to post a blast from the past … in case you’ve ever wondered what a Smiling Bagel is …OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Back when I was a spritely lad in my early 20s, i had just started my career in advertising. Dismiss all images of advertising you might have of MAD MEN! Yes, all people who work in advertising are mad, but television can not really the real story of how mad they really are.  Like the copywriter who set a large cardboard box on her desk that covered her and her typewriter so that no one could watch her work. Or the artist who called in every other day will a new and deadly disease she was sure she contracted from a rabbit that ran thought her yard. It only gets weirder from there.

Since this was my first job … ever … I might have asked a lot of questions and followed people around to learn all I could about the art of advertising. For some reason, I became the puppy dog to some of more senior staff members. One art director even drew a caricature of a sheep dog whose face bore a striking resemblance to mine.

A number of years later, I made an animated film called The Smiling Bagel That Devoured The Ad Agency  and used the face of that dog for the face of the villain bagel. And that was how THE SMILING BAGEL was born.


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on October 6, 2013, in ROB'S RAMBLINGS AND OBSERVATIONS, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. the fast startled me and delighted me!

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