Tim and Jeremy are both waiters at a restaurant in downtown New York City. During slow times at work, to stave off boredom when it is slow, the two young men draw pictures. These pictures are made using ink and what is called the "Triple Dupe Pad," a book of paper used to place orders in the kitchen. The drawings usually take about a week to make, all the while also being used by fellow employees to take orders; this sometimes leads to other collaborators or in a couple cases, to the loss of the work. The drawings are then scanned and colored in Photoshop where they come to life in stunning technicolor! The subject matter varies from piece to piece, as they are made over a long course of time and under various moods and states of mind. They all retain a playfulness that serves as a coping mechanism after spending a night catering to the endless needs of hungry patrons.

Friday, September 17, 2010

#1 "No. 1" September 1, 2009

This is the original Tim & Jeremy's Mind on Loup. We probably did it in August of 2009. We have always drawn pictures at the Cafe Loup, but this was the first time we decided it was good enough to bring home and scan. So we created a monster with this one. I really like the guy thinking about a penguin with breasts and the mouse with a boner. I think we were originally thinking that this guy and his wife or girlfriend were actual customers coming into the Loup for some dinner. The girl and guy doing a handstand next to her was from a different piece of paper, but we combined the two creating a pretty strange narrative.
I guess I will date these as posted on Facebook until we catch up.

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