Not (Always) Fit for Public Consumption is a tale of growing up in the 80s and 90s. Containing Raw, unfiltered stories follow a boy as he struggles to find his way through life while every part of it is shifting beneath him.
His journey from the rough streets of Chicago, through the decade of decadence, and into corporate America provides a wild and real-world adventure told through witty observations and render-one-speechless experiences that could only be had during some of the best times in history.
Murder, kidnapping, and being bitten by a skydiving instructor while in a free fall are counterbalanced with the joy of becoming yourself, what it takes to win when the world is stacked against you and then discovering what winning really is.
About the author:
Bob Page is a marketing and advertising professional with over thirty years’ experience working with some of the largest companies and brands in the world, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Pepsi, Miller Beer, Kraft, General Mills, Kenmore, Craftsman, KISS, and Alice Cooper.
He started by creating film for comics books and was at the forefront of the digital revolution and the explosion of desktop publishing, leading him to a rewarding career. In addition to his corporate job, Bob enjoys being a drone pilot, scuba diving and traveling.
About the experiences:
Below are just a few of the visuals that I mention in the book. Regarding my professional work - these are just some of the projects I worked on throughout my career. I wasn't the only one doing the work, and in all cases the work was done by a group of professionals, Some projects I did the work, others I managed some of the talent, others participated in different capacities. To be clear it was all of our talents that brought the piece(s) we were working on alive. The purpose is not to take the credit for anything or from anyone but to support the story.
The first 20 years: From comps to comic books
Some of the artwork I got to work on was just amazing in the early years. I started out as the scanner operator at that time and got to work on some great properties, among them was Marvel and DC comics. Beyond all the cool various Marvel properties the highlight had to be working on the Death of Superman comic. Armed guards watched us work as to prevent any leaks. They were no match for the Spizzo brothers.
We did them all
This is a copy of the Alice Cooper poster the legend himself signed.
This was the highest profile comic we ever worked on. The comic made national headlines.
The X-Men long before Hugh Jackman.
The next 20 years: The digital age becomes an age
The only thing better (questionable) in my mind than comic books had to be working with various ad agencies. At this point I got to work on some very high-profile national ad campaigns. In fact almost everything we worked on was seen by millions of people every week in various advertising vehicles (magazines, billboards, TV etc). The great thing about this period is being able to work on these amazing projects. Among the brands, I also got to work with some of my favorite entertainers including KISS and Alice Cooper. Oh and that little Chevy ad with the 2 unknown sports figures. This is also the time I developed Kryptonite which was the idea of using 3d for product photography instead of a conventional camera.
Watch those windows!!
Nothing better than food advertising
The Chevy Jordan/Ali Campaign
One of the first 3d comps
KISS as featured in Playboy as a centerfold
The girl on the left was created in Photoshop
And the next years: From work to life balance
This section is more personal than professional. While working with the X-Men and Alice Cooper was great, the fun is in the things that make life well....life. Among others are Kathleen and I's wedding photo, the video of the infamous shark dive, the sonogram that looked a little too scary, and the legend that is Tree leader. Can you see him?
Our first daughers sonogram