chris poole

A.K.A. The Pooleman, (I distributed my own football pools in high school)


“Everything is friendly until it’s not.” — Bill Bead, Frankenstein Comics

What makes you, YOU?

  • I’m not a morning person. I’m a Night Owl.
  • A family guy.
  • Pragmatic. Driven to doing it right. A perfectionist, I guess?
  • Adventurous. Always willing to try something new.
  • Winner of 3 CTAM Mark Awards under Century Advertising, Adelphia Advertising and Agency|51 Advertising.

Things that make you tick...

  • Motorcycles.
  • Family vacations.
  • Going to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
  • Science, Nature and the Cosmos.
  • Science fiction (not science fantasy).

Pet peeves, dislikes, and anything else wrong with everything?

  • Reckless & nihilistic Republicans who profess to be right.
  • Olives
  • Clichés
  • Cold Weather
  • Anyone who subscribes to the Bob Ross philosophy of design.

Your first (and last) magazine cover?

  • Garden & Gun. Headline: Don’t shoot me. I love composting.

Achievement you thought you couldn't accomplish, but did?

  • Beating Mike Tyson on Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punchout.

Most unique experience during your career?

  • CTAM Summit in 2000. Having my first drink of Belvedere with Bo Derek, enjoying food cooked by Emeril Lagasse, almost catching a home run ball by Carl Everett, followed by a private concert with Donna Summer. All in one evening.

What is your shaman power animal?

  • A Bald Eagle, because baldness is protected.

Drop some knowledge on the world...

  • Benicio Del Toro impregnated Rod Stewart’s daughter.

Goofy and guilty pleasure of yours?

  • Comic books. The video game Command & Conquer Generals.

Your last meal?

  • Sushi

Good book for a long-flight?

  • Dune by Frank Herbert

Must see TV?

  • Doctor Who. Yes, I’m a closet Doctor Who fan.