Thursday, February 09, 2006

Monkey!!


This was drawn at about 5:45 pm at the end of an excruciatingly long meeting. I hate afternoon meetings. Producers put them on the schedule because they think that productive work will actually get done. I've never actually been to a meeting that began after 4:00 where anything productive actually happened. Everyone is tired, brain dead and hungry. Maybe the workday should end at 4:00, because for all intents and purposes, it kind of already does.
Anyway, it's inspired by this hilarious short on the internet where a chimpanzee bar patron tells a joke to a chimpanzee bar tender(genius!).

21 comments:

countfunkula1 said...

Wait a minute. They STARTED the meeting at 4:00 in the afternoon? Fuck that. Time for a beer.

Skribbl said...

HATE those meetings! We even get the occasional 7:30 meeting! Dayum! AND why do they insist on having 12:00 meetings?? Don't the directors need to take a piss and/or eat??!?!!!!????!!!?!?!?

Oh cool drawing. Touch my muhnkeey!

Mr. Scribbles said...

Hehe... I like monkeys.

Paul said...

Anybody that draws an inebriate monkey is a friend of mine. --Kudos!

J said...

Good stuff John.

spock foolish said...

Naaaaah. Directors don't need to eat. Or sleep. Or piss, shit or have sex. They don't need to be listened to, have a point of view, or be treated by management with anything remotely resembling respect. They're as disposable and interchangable as snot-filled Kleenex. Haven't you heard?

walleye said...

Robo! I was in that meeting too....painful....like white out on an eyeball...They think we're all trained fucking monkeys ready to dance as soon as they crank the box. Fling pooh, son, fling pooh.

willipino said...

nice monkey! somebody get that guy another round... on me.

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Thanks guys!
I like the way he turned out, too. I've deciced to do a little one page comic, starring the monkey. Just a little one off thing. I'll post it when it is done.
Thanks again!

lesser gribbon said...

Everyone knows what the biggest problem with making an animated film is: meetings.
At least, for the artists. I wonder when that really got going and took over--the meeting mania that keeps everyone away from their desks and finishing anything so endless "reports" can bde shared, etc.? I'd guess in the 90s at Disney. And yep, those lunchtime-scheduled things are really obnoxious. People DO need to get AWAY from the production for at least 45 minutes! It's a GOOD thing!

Oh boy, that's my last nerve singing, heh...anyway--great monkey! : )

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Preach on Brother Gribbon!! If you worked at Disney in the mid-90's, then you and I were probably in some of the same meetings!
Horrible things, meetings!
Things got worse during the evil Stainton regime!
Let us rejoice in his exile and the new era that is unfoldinng as we speak!

Jarrett said...

wicked expression in your characters.

sazza said...

Loving the sketches guys...

As for meetings that last more than half an hour - forget it!

warren said...

I like meetings. Screw you guys.

spock foolish said...

More funny monkey!

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Ahhhh HA!!!! I think I know who you are, Mr. Foolish!!!!
You have just revealed yourself with that comment!
If you are who I think you are, then it is good to hear from you! It's been too long!

spock foolish said...

Um...no you don't! I mean...er...uh...aw, hell.

RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Drop me an e-mail!!! Let's get together for lunch!

the doodlers said...

hi guys, how do you make your avatar do that? Do you just post it as a gif?

That woman falling down is just sad.

Skribbl said...

Doodlers, it's not sad! It hellarious! Like perfectly timed Buster Keaton. Art. Pure Art.

Skribbl said...

Oh yeah, just link to a gif in your profile avatar. I found these on the internet.