Monday, January 25, 2010

Ohhh Yeee-ah!

This fan favorite is brought to you by none other than Greg. AKA Greggycakes. AKA Captain Greggles. His impression of Randy Savage as Bonesaw McGraw in Spider Man is pretty tight. And of course he inspired the rest of us to yell the signature phrase across the office. In fact I still love saying it! Say it with me now! Come on, you know you want to!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Doodle that Started Them All

I guess I should offer a setting to anyone that doesn't know me. I work at a printing press in the pre-press department. It's a smelly, drab, leaky, concrete area. Calling it an office is a real struggle. Seriously, the place looks like a partially finished basement. When I started working there the coolest piece of decor was this spray painted Apple logo on the white-washed concrete blocks. Real rebels in this office. I guess they thought it would really look nice under the fluorescent light?

Story time kids! So during what I like to call Ye Golden Age there were six of us in the office. I'd been there the longest with Matt hired several months after me. Hunter was hired next and then Greg. These three had been in school together and the four of us became pretty good friends. Ron was soon after to run the department and Bob came at the end of the age. Ron quickly earned many nicknames that almost all came out of love.

Now imagine working in a basement that is constantly 80-degrees in the winter and often hitting 90-degrees in the summer. Great environment for computers, right? Aside from the aforementioned Apple there were an assortment of maps taped to the walls. The center piece in the office was a map of Columbus Ohio. I've spent a lot of time doodling things that I'd tend to throw away or give to others. And one day I noticed that Matt and Hunter had been writing double entendre's next to the sites on the map. So I decided to start putting my drawings on the map.

I'm not certain where I came up with Suicide Bear. It was probably some amusing conversation we had. Needless to say a chuckle at Suicide Bear was always accompanied by my impersonation of a bear. Which, is terrible, of course. But just the thought of a bear as a suicide bomber, while possibly tasteless, is still quite amusing.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Indiana Jones

We have a host of colorful characters here at the printing press I work at. This is Tom. He's a helper for one of the litho press operators where I work. But we call him Indiana Jones. Despite his scruffy and unkempt appearance he bares a striking resemblance to the intrepid adventurer. Albeit an older and far more weary version. But the fellas from graphics and I never fail to break into a rendition of Indy's theme every time we see him. I hear he smells pretty rancid, but I keep my distance. I'm content to take the other press operators' word for it. But I decided to depict him on one of his better days. Namely when he had court and got a haircut.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Now that the naughty are finished hiding from Krampus it's time to start with the art posting! This particular drawing was one of many silly little doodles I've done based on the people around me. The original drawings were mostly done in ball point pen and put up on our map of Ohio for passersby to see.

These two affectionate fellows are Greg (left) and Hunter (right). Hunter and Greg have a unique relationship. Though superficially very different they will be man-mates forever. You ever have two straight friends that wouldn't be the least bit embarrassed to fall asleep in one another's arms? Yeah, me neither. They should just stop pretending. Anyway, Hunter and Greg were inspired by a video of two guys high-fiving in numerous and entertaining ways. So inspired, in fact, that they adopted this hobby. Hobby? Nay! Dare I call it a lifestyle? So every day they'd waste multitudes of minutes creating new high fives. Each one bringing them closer together, both emotionally and physically. And so I present the High Fives.