Here are pages from a direct mailer I put together a few months ago. Doing more idea based cartoon illustration... they are quite unique, in that, they are only funny to me (wait till you see the Hair Chair..HA! I just break me up).
The promotional idea behind this 'catalog' is to send art directors something that might hold their attention (yeah, right) for a few more moments than yer average postcard might.... But... if there is something to read, and a bit of humor, it might help.
A few previously commissioned illos sprinkled in... Yes, I paid me a re-use fee...God! Leeme alone for chrissake....
This catalog must be supported by our loyal advertisers....
Another loyal advertiser. They've been with us for years....
I think I mailed about 50 of these things out. Cannot remember if any assignments came in as a direct result, but I am almost certain no art director called with a rush Hair Chair job... I might need to refine my mailing list... The question of the day is... Do I call my college art student assistant and get her stapling again?? I do love the sound of that thing. Sounds like a real production is going on...
Call for your copy...TODAY! And remember, "quality is our main whatever"....
ragNovember 16, 2006
Hey welcome aboard the good ship, "Time-sink", John. I hope this direct mailer produced for you; its funny as hell and has a nice feel to it. Did you mail it all at once?
Say hello to Mr. Acadia for me.
Robert SaundersNovember 16, 2006
Let me add my two cents here, too, John. On all that Rich said, ditto. Emphasis on Time-sink. But at least I can say I knew you when.
...when you had self-respect, purpose, and discipline. After Drawger you will be but a canned ham, a shadow of your former self, a man reduced to showboating for putative "browsers", mark my words. Or don't mark them...whatever.
PS: I'd see to rectifying that extended toe problem you may be having. Downright unseemly!
Hal MayforthNovember 16, 2006
Hey John, It's great to have you here. This is FUNNY stuff. I especially like the tea labels. I look forward to seeing alot more of your particular brand of lunacy.
David GoldinNovember 16, 2006
not just any hair chair... an Adirondak Hair Chair.
Silky smooth. Very glad to see you here John, Welcome.
Larry RossNovember 16, 2006
These are unique and they are funny to me! The shoes especially crack me up! I think you're going to like this place. I know this place is going to like you.
J.S.DykesNovember 16, 2006
Thanks for the Welcome, fellow arteests. This place is mildly addictive.... Love it!
Edel RodriguezNovember 16, 2006
Welcome! Say goobye to your family....
Leo EspinosaNovember 16, 2006
Welcome to the jungle!
Jeff MooresNovember 16, 2006
How have you been? Good to see you on board here. This is a lot of fun but sometimes the time, need more time, need LOTS MORE TIMEEEE!!!!
For a while a couple of us quit sleeping and we blogged all night but, as we all know, we need sleep.
Look forward to seeing more of your witty ideas.
Mike MoranNovember 17, 2006
These are really funny. Thanks for posting them.
Jos. A SmithDecember 20, 2006
John, I got to these late, but better late, etc. You are one funny guy.
I don't know what ADs you mailed the catalogue to. If nobody picked you up from this, we're in need of some imaginative art directors. I think you have a book here - at least the beginnings of a really good one. With your skewed mind behind it, I can see a broad socialogical study of our culture. I would be the first to add it to my library.