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
#3 "Cafe Loupsers" November 23, 2009
As everyone knows, the final "P" in loup is not pronounced, so your lips look like they are pronouncing it, but no sound comes out. So the title of this one has a silent "P." Dig? So for this one, we decided to draw our least favorite customers the the Loup. There are so many that we couldn't possibly fit them all in, so we chose a couple. The two people at the bar are being harassed by them in their various evil ways. So, on the far right, the Crazy French Bitch looks at the others with her normal face of scorn. There are some people who think she is a post-op tranny in real life, not that that would make her such a horrible person. Her personality does that for her. She is having the fish this evening. Next, the Blind Fisherman is molesting a sad female bar customer. He is both legally blind and pretty deaf, so his presence at the bar is always pretty weird, but he always tries to pick up girls there. Finally, The Vampire is busy talking the ear off a grouchy bar customer. He will come in at all hours of the day, alone, and talk to whomever is in earshot. Most of the time, he drives them away, hence the name Vampire. As Dien says, he sucks the life out of the bar. He is drinking one glass of Sauvignon Blanc which he will nurse for as long as he can.