Category Archives: SMILING BAGEL

1955 – 2011


But what in the hell is a Smiling Bagel?

Many eons ago I enjoyed making little films featuring the outrageous exploits of many friends and co-workers at the footwear retailer where I was employed as a copywriter and sales promotion director. The films were called Edler Epics. One of these epic films was entitled THE BAGEL THAT DEVOURED … and it featured a stop motion animated sliced bagel which when opened revealed an ominous image of a smiling face that many people feel was a characterization of yours truly. Ok, so it might have resembled me somewhat. Anyway that smiling bagel became my alter ego, and many years later when I was doing freelance work became SMILING BAGEL CREATIVE. And that’s the story of the Smiling Bagel.