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.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
"I'd Rather Be Fishing" March 8th, 2010
Who knows what's going on in this one! It all started with that horse type character on the left. Him and his crazy wig stayed there all by himself for quite some time, if I remember correctly. He was eventually joined by the guy in the chair on the right, presumably at some sort of sketchy strip club. We continued with that theme for a while, until it came time to connect the two. I remember finally putting in the big face in the middle. Yes, it's a cop out to have him imagining the whole strip club scene. It's lame to connect two separate ideas like that, but whatever, dudes! It finalized the drawing in our minds. Then, when you look at it from left to right, what is really happening? A horse-like figure is being attacked by a giant head with all kinds of arms coming out of it; meanwhile the giant head is dreaming of being at a strip club, touching some diseased naked person. That's kind of interesting. Kind of. The title we came up with much later, although I think it has something to do with our Uncle Dien. Dien is not our biological uncle. He is one NYC's finest bartenders and also creator of some incredible nicknames and catch phrases. According to Uncle Dien, "fishing" refers to trying to pick up girls at the Cafe Loup bar. So, maybe the large head wants to be picking up girls at the strip club. Then again, maybe the large head really does want to go fishing. For fish.