Classic scary stories usually carry some kernel of caution or advice in them---like don't follow a guy playing a flute, or beware of toothy strangers on the way to grandma's house.
Our David T. Jones has his own chilling tale to tell about the constant tug-of-war between creative inspiration and business reality in the advertising world. (As a creative director himself, he's seen and undoubtedly participated in some classic bouts.)
In this week's Ad Land Cartoon, David counsels creatives on the potential dangers of compromising their artistic vision a little too easily and too often---because in the end, what the client, agency, and creative all care about is good work.
It's scary, kids, so grab a flashlight, hold someone's hand, and creep on over to see the full cartoon.
David T. Jones is the creator of Ad Land and chief creative officer at Third Street, an "attention agency" that he co-founded in 2009 after a long career at FCB Chicago. Ad Land has been featured in AdWeek magazine, beaucoup blogs and the book, The Creative Process Illustrated. Follow David on Twitter.