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

#6 "Save For Ociel's Seaweed" in color

Ah, color! I forgot to mention earlier that Mike "The Woodman" Woodward contributed to this one with his rendition of Kilroy at the bar. A Quincy, Massachusetts shipyard inspector named J.J. Kilroy may have been the origin of the phrase "Kilroy was here" in WWII. Mike probably drew it because he's from Maine, or because he's a wild man. No one really knows. Cafe Loup must've been serving the Hand Special around this time, as you can see the person reading wile being shot through the head by a Mexican Alien is enjoying the special. The hole in the head was also a collaborator although no one ever fessed up to doing it, so I can't give anyone credit for that one. It ended up working out pretty well though, I'd say. We have had a couple floods at the Loup over the years, so that may explain the excessive amount of water. Or, it could be an homage to Jay Milite, our number one bartender, as he is known to say "Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink." The sailors lament. The world may never know.

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