So That’s What He’s Working On In Meetings

Lewis Lazare reports today in the Sun Times that David T. Jones, a Foote Cone & Belding/Chicago group creative director is launching a new comic strip called “Art & Commerce.” Some of the strip’s action takes place inside a fictional mid-sized Midwestern agency called Corneigh & Foarste, a shop that made its name in the 1960s with an animated critter called Henry Hemorrhoid, who was always on the run from a giant tube of Simon hemorrhoid cream.
Jones drew a strip called “Emerson” for the school newspaper at his alma mater, Indiana University, often drawing on topical events at the school for inspiration. Jones says he liked the discipline he developed having to draw on a daily basis. What’s more, it helped him get his first job in advertising. An ad agency recruiter thought his sample ads were only OK, but she loved his “Emerson” strip.
So now that he’s fully immersed in the ad world, Jones said he longed to get back to doing a strip. Samples from “Art & Commerce,” which he has submitted for consideration to ad trade publications, show Jones has developed a wicked attitude about the ad biz.



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.