Big day in comicdom! Action Comics #1000 is out, the first comicbook in history to reach that number. It’s also the 80th anniversary (to the day) of Action #1, which introduced Superman to the world. “I’ll buy just ONE COPY of issue #1000,” I said this morning. “I WON’T buy the 9 variant cover editions, each representing a different decade. I WON’T!” One hour later…
Come on, a little too professorial. The elbow patches are spot on, sure, but who lines up markers like that, and why would the guy who tries to simplify everything write so much sh*t on the board?
“Don’t blame me,” said Walt Jaschek. “I’m teaching radio advertising again at Webster University School of Communications during the Spring, 2018, semester, and a student at the end of class snapped at pic on my phone.”
At your own request?
“Well, sure,” Walt admitted. “I promote the class as a way for advertising majors to learn to strategize, write, produce, cast, direct and engineer a original, 3-spot radio campaign — — and I wanted to look the part.”
Walt’s slogan for the class, which is filled with mostly funny radio, old and new: “Laugh Your Ads Off.”
That might be better slogan than the one he had for his previous presentation to UMSL ad students about thinking big: “Let Loose the Large.”
Okay, “professor.” Just please don’t tell us you have a pipe in your pocket.
P.S. Hear funny radio commercials co-created by Walt.
It’s not a dream. It’s not a hoax. It’s not an imaginary tale.
Walt Jaschek and his long-time friend and creative collaborator Paul Fey, writers and producers of funny radio commercials, were inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame at a gala ceremony in downtown St. Louis on March 17, 2018.
The St. Louis Media History Foundation inducted 20 other individuals into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame that night, as well. More than 200 people attended the gala. (See the full list of the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees on LinkedIn.)
Said the Foundation: “Individually and together, Paul and Walt have reputations for creating high-impact, industry-admired advertising campaigns. They teamed up in 1991 to create Paul & Walt Worldwide, the radio commercial boutique agency and production company. With offices in Hollywood and St. Louis, their work quickly won CLIOS, ADDYs and many other awards for national brands.”
Paul is now President and Chief Creative Officer of World Wide Wadio in Hollywood. Walt is now writer of comics and comedy here at Walt Now. Both men continue to collaborate frequently.
See Paul Fey’s profile in the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame.
See Walt Jaschek’s profile in the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame.
Return to WaltNow.com
Bonus scene from the night of the ceremony: Walt and what he calls his “Hall of Fam:” From left, son Adam; Walt’s wife Randy; and Adam’s fiancé Bernie.
At least in my own imagination.
Luckily, my imagination is my livelihood.
I conjure ideas and words in multiple worlds. Specialties:
They’re all represented on this site, in examples old and new, along with some of my creative musings; real-life moments; scintillating press coverage; creative treasures; and even a guide to pronouncing “Jaschek.”
My name is Walt. I’m a writer. At your service.
Yeah. Neither did I.
Try it yourself with the “Google Arts & Culture” app. Take a selfie and see your fine-arts portrait “match.” Apply grain of salt. 😉