Born and bred in NYC. Public schools; HS of Music & Art.
When not drawing, played stickball every day until dark. Rabid
Brooklyn Dodger fan until they fled to CA; now afflicted
with the NY Mets. Doomed. On to Syracuse U.; four years
bowling at night, resting up during the day; classes a secondary
concern. Drafted into the US Army; two years discovering France.
First job-related foray when back: free-lance magazine gag
cartooning; precarious existence. Saw a TV storyboard, wrote
and boarded one, hired by Benton & Bowles; moved on to
Grey Advertising, became a Creative Director; on to another
agency as Creative Director, another as President, opened my
own agency. Through the years, met, worked with and knew
scores of characters on both agency and client side of the battle
to save the world from a life devoid of ways to spend money.
Interesting; weird; charming, amusing, boozers, talented,
inspired and otherwise. Came away with scores of stories to
tell; ADMAN is the first; halfway into the next; more to follow.
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