We’ve launched a new ad campaign featuring the work of noted comic book artist Alex Wald. The first ad features the Miele Vacuum Cat & Dog canister vacuum, with a humorous take on canine domesticity and the problems of cleaning up pet hair.
We were looking to do something different with our ads, so when the opportunity to use Alex Wald as both creative director and artist came up, we grabbed it.
Alex studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. He curated first-of-their-kind exhibitions in New York and Chicago on robot toys and the culture of Godzilla. His love of monsters, cinema and pulp fiction drew him inevitably into the comic book field.
As art director for Chicago’s First Comics, Wald art directed Shatter, the first comic drawn on computer and helped adapt the Japanese manga classic Lone Wolf and Cub for the US market. After the demise of First Comics he returned to freelancing in illustration and comic books and received a 2008 Eisner Award nomination for Best Colorist (Shaolin Cowboy). Concept and production art for motion picture projects include “The Double Life of Moe Berg,” and “Eiji Tsuburaya — the God of Monsters.”
You can read more about the ad program here.