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.
Monday, September 20, 2010
#5 "Family Tree" January 7, 2010
Monsters. Bomb. Mutants. Breasts. Small Ecuadorians. Chefs. Number 5 certainly has it's share of strangeness. That is to be expected at this time of the year at the Loup. X-mas has come and gone and New Years is still hanging over. This was probably actually drawn before New Years, so it would have been in the X-mas rush. Now, Tim and our busman Segundo are good friends but sometimes don't see eye to eye. Segundo is an incredible worker but also a joker who likes to hide your stuff and put ice in your pocket while calling you names like Pamela or Lady Gaga. I think the little Ecuadorian in the front is an homage to him. The bald guy is like, "Bro, you are very weird and small, but you're an OK guy in my book." I could be wrong about that. Ask Tim.