illustration friday: tea

by brandon as illustration friday — brandon Tue 28 Feb 2006 12:02 am

time for a spot of tea

Time for some of that emo slice-a-life stuff. That right there is a real-life document of my afternoon. When I started working (or, lately, “working”) at home I really didn’t anticipate being driven so crazy by staying at home all the time, since I am basically a recluse. So for the past while I’ve taken to going to coffeeshops to get out of the stupid house (and sometimes have tea – but screw the stupid theme) and honestly it’s something I never imagined I would be doing. As a matter of fact, if you took my 19-year-old self and told him that sort of thing was in his future, well, his reaction… refer to figure 2.

fig. 2The result is decisive. This knowledge is the essence of existential exasperation, a new kind of exasperation to add to the panoply of exasperations life has to offer. Though. In my current self’s defense (this is really sounding schizophrenic. Next week I will treat you to a new mental disorder. I have so many to choose from) – in defense of my current self, I’m not real sure what my 19-year-old self thought life in the future was going to be like. Can’t really remember. Do remember senior year of college I was telling people I was probably gonna wind up working a day job. Oddly that hasn’t worked out. But I was smart enough – I’m sure I had a couple of scenarios in mind. It went pretty much like this.

scenario 1

I think this covers all the essentials. Maybe a little starry-eyed. I couldn’t really fit the urn that contained the remains of the publishing industry, but that was also an important part. However, I did think things through. I always knew there would be another option.

scenario 2

You see I was never entirely unrealistic.


  1. Comment by Anonymous — February 28, 2006 at 12:30 am

    My favourite this week – LOVE the ‘personal’!

  2. Comment by neer — February 28, 2006 at 2:33 am

    i jst loved ur wrk…….gr8 illustrative work……..i really got inspired……..hope some day i wud b able to do like this….

  3. Comment by Roz Foster — February 28, 2006 at 7:15 am

    Just fantastic. Hilarious! Love the self-immolation.

  4. Comment by Artsy Momma Chic — February 28, 2006 at 7:28 am

    This is great I love it!

  5. Comment by Susan — February 28, 2006 at 7:58 am

    Absolutely love your drawings! Glad to see you were always committed to the important things in life! (Hardwood floors)

  6. Comment by cristosova — March 1, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Digesting this, I came to understand the name of your blog. Hilarious! Glad you gave that topic “tea” a little whack 🙂

  7. Comment by Robin — March 1, 2006 at 5:46 pm

    This is fantastic. Do more!

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