Lord Vishnu’s Love Handles

Need a reason to read the print version of Adweek? Here’s one. They weave interesting tidbits into the print version that are not found online.
Former DDB-Dallas copywriter, Will Clark, has a new book out. It’s a black comedy about a psychic ex-dot-com-millionaire who falls in with paranormal spies, a Charles Manson-loving yogi, a chubby blue incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu and a pair of mentally conjoined twins.
The Louisiana-born author says none of it would have been possible without first working in advertising. “It’s really a poor man’s MFA program. You have to produce everyday. And it gives you rhinoceros skin. Some people get all John Kennedy Toole when they get rejected. They want to end it all. In advertising, you don’t worry about it.”
In a case of sweet revenge, Clark was fired from his first job in advertising. “They said I couldn’t write.”



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.